Hot Tub Pump Motors vs. Well Pump

I have a 240v well pump and a 240v hot tub. The hot tub has two pump motors. The first pump motor has 2 speeds (low & high) and the second is just a high speed. If I turn either of the hot tub pump motors on high, they show up in the Sense app as my well pump. What can I do to differentiate the hot tub from the well pump?

You can go to the device in the Devices tab, click on Settings (gear icon) and set a new name for the device to help differentiate them. You can also merge devices from that settings page so they will track stats together as one.

So I’m assuming that you have 3 devices that all show up as 1 native detection - both hot tubs pumps on high, plus the well pump. Having multiple real devices showing up as a single Sense device is a common challenge know as device conflation. It’s especially common for heating devices and motors because both don’t give up many clues that distinguish between two (or three) devices that use roughly the same wattage. Sense tries to make sure a a device is unique (that there aren’t any similar, but not quite the same devices) before making an identification, but sometimes multiple devices slip through because they are close enough. And sometimes one device (perhaps the hot tub) is only used after Sense has found the first device (well pump), so Sense never had the chance to fine tune the detection.

You can try deleting the detected device that is doing double duty. You might also want to try to use the hot tub pumps a few more times in are row if you haven’t used them frequently to give Sense additional samples before it tries to re-detect the well pump. That might give it more information to distinguish the two/three.

ps: I live with conflation on a regular basis - I have a floor heating loop that is within 20W of my dryer. Both show up as the Dryer in Sense. Haven’t been able to fix, but it doesn’t bother me that much. I just know that it could be either.