Learn How To Reduce The Electric Use Of Your Swimming Pool Dehumidifier

by Pool Builders on 02-20-2007 in Articles

Indoor swimming pools have many advantages and offer great enjoyment. If you have an indoor pool, you are also aware that it can be very expensive to operate and maintain. By using a high efficiency swimming pool dehumidifier and by following proven energy conservation methods, you can save lots of money on your electric bill.

One of the main elements of high energy costs in an indoor pool is heat loss. There are 2 avenues of heat loss from an indoor swimming pool: sensible heat loss and latent heat loss. Sensible heat loss is caused by temperature differences. Latent heat loss results mostly from exhausting moisture evaporating from the pool surface. Almost all of the heat loss from the pool itself is caused by surface evaporation.

The most effective way to combat this problem is with a pool cover. Cover the pool when its unoccupied: aside from adjusting water and air conditions, this is the major element for cost effective energy conservation. Covering the pool not only saves water from evaporation, it can also result in energy savings of over 50%! Combine the pool cover with an energy efficient swimming pool dehumidifier and experience even greater savings.


* Reduce The Amount Of Moisture In The Air - The best solution for this problem is a high quality swimming pool dehumidifier. Make sure the unit is designed SPECIFICALLY for indoor pool dehumidification. Don't be fooled by low performance appliance grade dehumidifiers found in home improvement stores. They will be overworked, ineffective and use more electricity than units made for the heavy moisture load produced by indoor pools. Look for models like the HI-E Dry line that are built to handle the tough demands of swimming pool dehumidification.

* Use The Highest Tolerable Relative Humidity Setting - Don't make the mistake of setting the RH level on your indoor pool dehumidifier too low, making the unit work harder than necessary. Chose a dehumidifier that features a humidity control adjustment dial like the Vehere. Settings are marked "Low", "Normal" and "High". Experiment to find the setting you are most comfortable with. You may need a higher setting during heavy pool activity and use a lower setting when the pool is unoccupied.

* Use A Dehumidifier With A Strong Airflow - Air movement is a vital component of swimming pool dehumidification. The more air that passes through the unit means less moisture in the air. A dehumidifier like the Vehere that utilizes a powerful 540 CFM helps eliminate foggy windows, mold, mildew and condensate to allow full enjoyment of your indoor swimming pool.

* Use The Smallest Feasible Dehumidifier - Many indoor pool owners make the mistake of overkill when it comes to dehumidifiers. You can not only end up paying considerably more for the unit, but your energy costs will also increase dramatically. Units like the HI-E dry Vehere can handle moisture problems up to 450 square feet. This equates to a 30' x 16' swimming pool.


* Adjust Pool and Indoor Temperature and Humidity Level - Carefully consider the temperature that you keep the pool water. Each degree rise in temperature can cost you an additional 10% in electric use. The same goes for the pool room temperature. Be sure to lower the temperature when the pool is unoccupied. As mentioned before, chose a humidity level on the dehumidifier that does the job without wasting energy.

* Use the Correct Size Circulation Pump - A common mistake is using an over-sized pump. Consult your swimming pool contractor or pump manufacturer for assistance in selecting and sizing the right pump for your pool size.

* Use a Dehumidifier With Heat Transfer Technology - Using a dehumidifier that has this innovative technology allows the dehumidification process to recover latent heat from condensing moisture in the air and using it to heat the pool water. The HI-E DRY line of swimming pool dehumidifiers incorporates this energy saving technology.

Operating an indoor swimming pool is expensive enough. Don't waste money on electricity needlessly. Look for high quality, high efficiency swimming pool dehumidifiers like the remarkable HI-E Dry line.

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