Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly Swimming Pool  

by Pool Builders on 05-15-2013 in Articles

Owning a swimming pool can definitely bring fun and relaxation to you and your family. On the other hand, it can also have some ill effects on the environment. With the increased emphasis on living 'green' these days, it can be a good contribution on part of pool owners to adopt some environment-friendly strategies. Consider some of the below-mentioned tips that will surely make your custom concrete pond more eco-friendly.

Type of pool and cleaning methods used

When you are looking for an eco-friendly solution for the kind of pool you install, consider a custom concrete pool. These are more environment friendly than the ponds with a steel frame and vinyl liner. A concrete pool does not require a plastic liner. Plastic based liners emit CFC content, including the materials that are used to repair the liner.

When installing the pool, enquire about cleaning products that cause no harm to the environment. Some even opt for saltwater ponds. Saltwater pools require minimal or even absolutely no use of chemicals

Cleaning equipment and pool filter should be maintained

It is important that you maintain your custom concrete pond equipment. Uses filters that save water and make use of equipment that save energy. If your equipment is old or not used frequently, it can result in higher utility bills. Also, remember to operate your filter in off-peak times. This is because your filter will compete with other electronic devices in your home, which can drain the electric supply. Consider running your filter at night or early in the morning instead.

Pool cover, fence, and windbreaks

Adding a pool cover to your custom concrete pool can help balance the water temperature during the extremely hot summer days. If you use a dark cover for the pond during cooler days, it can absorb more heat from the sun and make the water warmer. It can also protect your pond from dust and debris. Another benefit of adding a pond cover is that it restricts the amount of water that evaporates due to heat.

Another way of reducing the rate of evaporation of pool water is to add windbreaks around the pool area. Installing a fence around your pool can be a very effective and easy way of keeping unsuspecting animals from the neighborhood from entering the pool area and or even drowning in the pools.

These simple measures will not only help you save energy and money, but also help you contribute to building a greener environment.

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