Whether you want to do your bit for the environment and reduce your energy expenditure or you’re simply looking for ways to save a bit of money on your bills, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure your pool is as energy-efficient as possible. Energy-efficient pools can significantly reduce the cost of your energy bills and help you to cut down on energy waste.
Use an efficient pump
After your heating and air conditioning, a single-speed pool pump may be the largest consumption of energy in your house. Upgrading to a dual-speed or variable-speed pump is one of the best ways to make your pool energy-efficient, as it slows down the speed that the pump motor must work. These types of pumps only use as much energy as is needed for the task they’re completing.
Install a Solar Pool Heater
Solar power is one of the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly ways to heat your pool. Solar heaters absorb thermal energy from the sun to warm your pool water and do not use resources such as gas. Solar pool heaters often pay for themselves in energy savings in just a year and a half!
Use a Pool Cover
You may be surprised by just how much water evaporation can affect the heat and energy efficiency of your pool. When your pool is left uncovered, the water will evaporate far more quickly. Covering your pool after each time you use it can lessen water evaporation by a staggering 95% and help to keep heat in the pool when you’re not using it. This will help to keep your bills and energy usage low.
Use Fewer Chemicals
You can’t stop using chlorine completely, but you can cut down on the number of chemicals you use. Chlorine is essential to keep algae at bay; however, it can be used with bromine to reduce the amount you are using. It’s also a good idea to regularly check your chlorine levels to reduce the need for frequent shocks with high doses.
At Mosaic Swimming Pools, we’re one of the most well-renowned and experienced swimming pool companies in Northampton. We construct high-quality pools for indoors or outdoors, provide pool maintenance services, extend and renovate existing pools and provide swimming pool design services.