How To Make Your Swimming Pool More Energy Efficient
10 Dec How To Make Your Swimming Pool More Energy Efficient
Make Your Pool Green!
New swimming pool owners are usually shocked by the gas, water, and electric utility bills that come due after a swimming pool is in operation. Those pool owners that wish to not only save money, but also are environmentally conscious are seeking new technologies that can assist on both counts. This post from Swimmingpool.com presents some easy ways to accomplish these goals, and to make the swimming pool ownership experience a more pleasant one.
Here is an excerpt from the post:
Pool owners LOVE green pools. Crazy statement if the “green” you’re thinking about is unclean, algae-filled water. But when “green” means eco-friendly, a “green” pool is something homeowners should aspire to have in their yards.
You’ll save money. Energy-efficient pool appliances always pay for themselves in reduced electric bills, and then continue to save money for years to come. By choosing pool equipment such a variable speed pump or pool cover, and by establishing good habits like lowering the pool heater when not in use and proper preventative maintenance, costs to a pool owner can be greatly decreased.
Cuts down on energy waste and saves water
Almost all of a pool’s heat loss—about 95 percent—occurs at the surface, mostly through evaporation to the air and radiation to the sky. By using a pool cover to prevent heat and water loss, the amount of chemical water treatment will also be reduced. A multispeed or energy efficient pool pump can also significantly reduce the power consumption of a swimming pool by over 65%.
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