Enter the total hours of pumping per day, the power usage, and the electricity cost into the calculator to determine the pond pump running cost.

Pond Pump Running Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a Pond Pump Running Cost.


  • Where PPRC is the Pond Pump Running Cost per day ($)
  • P is the power consumption of the pump (kW)
  • T is the average time per day the pump runs (hr)
  • EC is the electricity cost ($/kWH)

To calculate the Pond Pump Running Cost, multiply the power consumption, by the time used, then multiply the result by the electricity cost.

What is the cost to run a pond pump?

The cost to run a pound pump depends on the power usage of the pump, the amount of time the pump is running, and the cost of electricity in the area.

How to calculate pond pump running cost?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines how to calculate the cost of running a pond pump.

First, determine the hours per day the pump runs. In this example, the pump runs 24 hours per day.

Next, determine the rate of power consumption of the pump. This pump is rated at 10kW.

Next, determine the cost of electricity in the area. In this area, the cost of electricity is .25 $/kWH.

Finally, calculate the pond pump running cost using the formula above:


PPRC = 24 * 10 *.25

PPRC = 60$/day