During the hotter months, whilst the sun is baking the landscape, you may wish to do your part in the conservation of water. But you may be wondering, as a pool owner, what is there for me to do to have an environmentally friendly swimming pool?
Outlined in this article are a few tips for you to undertake if you wish to create a more environmentally friendly pool:
Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips
1. Install a large capacity pool filter
The larger the pool filter, the less times you will have to backwash your pool. All pool owners know the huge amounts of water it takes to backwash your pool, and not only does this waste a lot of water, but it also adds up in your operating costs. Installing a large capacity cartridge is as simple as removing your original cartridge, rinsing it, cleaning it and replacing it.
2. Find an energy efficient pool pump
It is a well known fact that your swimming pool pump is one of the biggest energy consumers found in your pool. Changing to an Energy Star rated pump with variable speeds can save you up to 90% on your overall operating costs.
3. Automate your pool equipment
Adding automation to your pool equipment could save you as much as 60% of your energy costs, as your equipment will automatically be turned off once it has performed its duties.
4. Pool covers
Pulling a cover over your pool will help to prevent evaporation, which will save you money and damage to the environment by using less chemicals in your pool water.
4. Solar covers
Finally, solar covers make a great alternative to pool heaters to keep your pool water warm.