Energy Saving Swimming Pool Tips  

by Pool Builders on 03-19-2013 in Articles

Pool owners are becoming more and more pre-occupied with energy products and practices. This is part because of soaring energy rates and the quest for environmentally friendly alternatives. A few tips for you to converse energy this summer are;

1. Run your pool's pump during low rate times of the day and investigate them minimum time to run your pump. Explore how to cut pump's running time without jeopardizing the cleanliness of your pool's water. Pump timers are a great way to ensure that they run at appropriate times for specific durations.

2. Using a skimmer to take away leaves from the surface and cleaning the pool's bottom with a pool cleaner will also make your filtration system work more effectively. Also keep your skimmer basket and filter free of debris to make it more effective.

3. Solar covers lessen water evaporation and help the water retain heat. An investment in a solar cover will save heating energy costs.

4. Pool solar heaters and heat pumps are becoming a more popular way to efficiently heat your pool.

5. For gas and propane heaters, it is always best to set the heating t6emperature to keep it stable. Energy efficient has heaters are a good investment and many of the higher end models on the cutting edge of efficiency have ratings anywhere between 89-95 percent.

6. Invest in a pool thermometer and monitor the temperature to ensure that your heater is working effectively. Overheating the pool and having a broken heater are two ways that energy can be wasted. Experts say most pool owners keep their pool temperatures between 78-82 degrees F.

7. Using an energy efficient pool pumps that fits the dimensions of your pool will also increase its energy efficiency. A pool pump that is too large or small can waste energy and be prone to problems.

8. Solar lighting is an inexpensive way to add light to your backyard during the evening. Solar lighting is available in floaters for pools, or in backyard lamp post models. Also, motion detector lights in your patio or pool area are also ways to conserve energy as they illuminate when you are present. Consider energy and be more prone to problems.

9. Well maintained pool equipment and properly balanced water will have your equipment working more effectively and may save you costly repairs.

10. Cartridge based pool filtration systems do a great job in keeping your pool free of debris, but the filter cartridges eventually need to b replaced. The lifespan of your filter cartridge depends on many factors, including the pool's usage and the amount of dirt it has trapped since being installed. The best way to determine your replacement filter cartridge is to note both the model number and the brand name of the filter that you use. You can also consult your filter manual for more detailed information.

11. Pool filter cartridges have different features that also need to be known during replacement. To ensure you find the proper replacement filter you must also examine the width and the length of the filter cartridge. Also note both the top and bottom of the filter cartridge's inside diameter.

Developing an attitude for energy efficiency is the path for saving energy and cost efficiency.

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