Quick cycles: Use a timer to set the pump cycling to several short cycles a day. This is more effective at preventing debris than cycling the pump for three continuous hours. Schedule your pool pump to run outside of peak hours (11am-6pm).
Out with the old, in with the new
Your refrigerator uses the most energy of any appliance in your home if you consider that it runs 24 hours, seven days a week. According to ACEEE, there are 126 million refrigerators and 38 million freezers using 200 billion kWh a year.