Pool full of Coal

Winter is here, so as usual I’m reducing the hours my pool pump runs, to 1 hour a day. This time, however, I also made a change to ease the pressure on the Eskom grid that leads to load shedding. I set the pump to run after midnight, the one time of day when Eskom has adequate power. Since my pump only uses 175 watts, it’s a small contribution, but every bit helps. I couldn’t do this if I had to worry that noise from the pump would disturb the sleep of my neighbours. Fortunately, my variable-speed pool pump is whisper-quiet, so that’s not a concern.