According to Green Living Online, With just over eight million pools in the U.S. and more than 600,000 in Canada, there is a growing awareness that single owner pools may not be the most environmentally friendly form of recreation. They use a lot of electricity and gas with pumps to circulate the water through filters and heaters, typically running 24 hours a day. This is unnecessary when the average pool owner only spends about an hour a day swimming.
Following are some important, money-saving conservation tips from us, the pool company, to you, the pool owner. As you know, we can all do our part to help and save money while we are at it!
- Use your filter and sweep during off-peak hours (peak hours are 12 – 6 PM)
- Use your pool cover: 70% of heat loss is due to evaporation
- Replace old pumps and motors with new efficient ones
- Shorten the operating time for your filter and sweep
- Keep the pool equipment clean and lubricated
- Keep your filter system clean for optimum flow rates
- Keep water chemistry properly balanced
- Keep pool temp low
After all the safety basics of your pool are addressed, its time to go green, save yourself some money, and enjoy your pool even more!
Going Green with your swimming pool is not just a hot trend, it will save you money. Products such as the TightWat Digital Pool Timer exist that reduce costs by using its self-adjusting pool filter during run-times year-round. You can become less dependent on high output products using outdated technologies, by upgrading to more environmentally friendly, cost saving, Green pool products.
Replace your older single-speed pump with a multi-speed or variable speed pump, and save energy while enjoying your pool, with $150 – $350 rebate on a qualifying pool pump!