For owners of swimming pools, motivation to cut down on energy use may come from an environmentally-conscious place; if not, it will definitely come in the form of a monthly utility bill. Between running the air conditioning and the pool pump, the operating costs and environmental impact of pools can cause stress for some owners.
While swimming pool ownership will invariably come with their share of expenses, there are some easy ways that you can save money off those utility bills, cut down on water and energy usage and limit the environmental impact of your pool. When you’re running your equipment at peak efficiency, you can feel better about your investment and enjoy your pool to the fullest.
Swimming Pool Energy Saving Tips
Use a variable speed or a multi-speed pump. When a new pump becomes necessary or desirable, investing in multi-speed or variable speed pumps will pay for itself within three to six years. Rather than the highly inefficient oversized pumps found in most pools, these types of pumps allow you to use up to 75% less energy.
Reduce pool water consumption. By reducing the amount of water needed for your pool, you’re also cutting down on energy needed to pump and treat water. Keep your water lower in the pool to reduce the amount splashed out, but make sure there is enough water to circulate.
Operate the pump less. Running your pump only as much as you need to can drastically reduce the energy demand. Some people run their pumps 24 hours per day, but most pool pumps will circulate all of the water through the filter in about 8-10 hours.
Keep the pool clean by performing regular pool maintenance and keeping the water clear and free of organic debris.
Harness the power of the sun. Hopefully your pool is in direct sunlight and benefits from the sun’s heat – reducing the amount of heating energy needed. If you have good daily sun exposure, you could use a solar pool heater to replace gas or electric pool heater.
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