Whether you’re concerned about the environmental impact of maintaining your pool or just looking for some easy ways to save money on your monthly bill, there are plenty of options to create an energy-efficient pool. Benefiting the planet – and your wallet – take a look at easy steps to take.
Eco-Friendly Tips for an Energy-Efficient Pool
- Use an efficient pump, heater, and filter
Using an old and unmaintained pump, heater, or filter means that you won’t be saving as much money as you can. Dirty and old appliances have to work harder to create a healthy and happy pool. Upgrading to a variable speed pool pump is one of the best ways to make your pool energy efficient because it slows down the speed the pump motor must work. You should also make sure your pool heater BTUs aren’t overmatched for your pool and that the filter is big enough that the pump doesn’t have to work extra hard.
- Prevent water evaporation
Overwhelmingly, water evaporation is the single largest source of energy overconsumption, acting for 70% of total energy lost in both outdoor and indoor pools. Eco-conscious pool owners know that the simplest and cheapest way to conserve energy and water is to cover the pool when it’s not in use. Doing so helps to prevent water evaporation and means you’ll use less energy heating the pool.
- Switch to a solar heater
While having a pool heater automatically makes your pool less “green”, there are smart ways to heat a pool to save energy. Solar-powered pool heaters use a series of tubes that absorb heat from the sun to warm the water after it passes through the filtration system. Harnessing the sun’s power won’t only save energy, it will save you money on your energy bills every month.
At Sparkling Clear Pool Service, we understand what it takes to keep a pool clean, sanitary, and well-maintained. Be sure to contact us on 214-361-0255 for all of your pool maintenance needs in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and beyond!