Energy-Saving Pool Tips

There are some changes pool owners can make that can help conserve energy and water while reducing your pool and spa operating costs. Take a look at these energy-saving pool tips to make your pool and spa as eco-friendly as possible.

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  • Are you going out of town on business, or on a family vacation? Unless you are expecting freezing temperatures to occur, turn off your pool heat pump or pool heater to save energy.
  • If you aren’t using your pool or spa, use a pool cover / spa cover. You can achieve over 70% in energy savings just by using a solar cover!
  • Do you have a single-speed pool pump? Replace it with a 2-speed or variable-speed pool pump; you may even qualify for a rebate from your local utilities company! The new variable-speed pool pumps can save you as much as 90% in utility costs.
  • If your pool pump is running at a slower speed, the power consumption is reduced. Reduce your pool pump’s speed to conserve energy use.
  • Don’t run your pool’s filtration system during peak energy usage hours. Generally anytime between 8 pm and 10 am is the best time to run your pool system.

Remember that 78° F is great! Reduce your pool heater or pool heat pump to 78° to maintain a healthy swimming pool temperature. The U.S. Department of Energy and The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals agree that this temperature will help conserve energy.

These energy-saving pool tips will help you reduce energy use and pool and spa operating costs. Keep these tips in mind all year long as you care for your pool and spa.

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012 @ 2:01 pm
Categories: Eco-Friendly, How Tos.
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