Quick Tips on Pool Energy Efficiency

When summer rolls around again, people will be preparing for the heat and planning all of their fun summer activities. One of the first things that people do is rip the cover off their swimming pool and get it ready for a long, relaxing summer. As you close your pool for the winter this year, consider a few upgrades and other tips to create a more energy efficient pool. With these helpful tips, you can cut costs on running your pool and make your favorite resting place much more energy efficient.

1. Think About Covers

While everyone has thick, durable covers on their pools for winter, there are some covers that are lightweight and can be used to cover your pool in the summer months when it is not in use. Pools lose over 90 percent of their water through surface evaporation. This causes you to constantly refill it, causing your water bill to spike. A simple cover on your pool can really help to avoid this problem.

2. The Right Pump

Your pump is so important to your pool. That is why it is vital to keep it in working condition and keep your water moving and circulating. However, running your pump full time could spell disaster for your bill at the end of the month. There are many good, energy efficient pool pumps on the market and choosing the right one can save you some serious cash down the road. Also, you do not have to run your pump all the time. Make sure you run it in intervals to cut some pretty substantial costs.

3. Regular Cleanings

Pools require a lot of cleaning and maintenance. If your pool goes constantly unchecked and un-cleaned, then that means your pumps and other appliances have to work double time to try and keep your pool clean. This can rack up a large bill rather quickly. By spending an hour or so every few days, you can help manually clean your pool and save on the cost of running some of your pool appliances. You will save some cash, get a nice little workout and make your pool more enjoyable for the whole family.

4. Choose the Right Appliances

The current market offers a plethora of energy efficient pool appliances that can help your pool run smoothly and save money. With the right amount of time and research, you can find the right pieces you need at the right price. Internal cleaners, high-efficiency pumps and many their items such as this will help not only keep your pool clean and safe to swim in, but will also help you cut that bill in half every month.



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