Houston Pool Design Trends Series – Energy Efficient Swimming Pool


Environmentally-friendly pool trends have been on the rise, and there are a number of ways to incorporate “green” features into your Houston pool and spa.

Pool equipment to how you clean your pool to how much you let your kids splash around can all affect your pool energy efficiency.

One way would be to think about the way you heat your pool — install a high-efficiency or solar pool heater, use a solar cover and set the temperature to 78 degrees. When it comes to the operating equipment, it’s important to think about installing an energy efficient motor and pump and then following the recommended circulation times. We install energy efficient Hayward Pool products in our pools to help our homeowners.

Hot tub owners can reduce their energy consumption as well by setting the thermostat to 102 degrees, shifting to an off-peak heating time (peak hours include 6 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.), reducing pump cycles, using a hard cover that has good insulation, turning down the thermostat while on vacation and creating windbreaks around the tub.

Another important factor for both pool and hot tub users to be conscious of water consumption and drainage. Avoid wasting water and only drain the pool and spa when absolutely necessary. And if there is a leak that you are aware of, have it fixed as soon as possible to prevent a larger problem in the future.

When we meet with our prospective pool customers, we discuss how we can design an energy efficient pool that meets your lifestyle and needs. An energy efficient pool not only helps the environment, but also your budget and the cost of ownership. For more information, please feel free to contact us.



For over 20 years, Elite Pools & Spas have been providing new pool construction, pool remodels, pool repair and weekly maintenance services for Houston, League City, Pearland, Clear Lake & surrounding areas.

Elite Pools & Spas of Houston can work with almost any budget and give you a personalized vision of your very own backyard paradise. Whether you need new pool construction or remodeling services, Elite Pools provides the same quality and attention to detail to all of their projects. As a Hayward Warranty Station, they offer energy efficient pool products for your pool & spa.

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