There are a myriad of reasons to go “green” or be more eco-friendly and environmentally-friendly with your swimming pool. The swimming pool contractors from Swim Right Pool & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona understand that many pool owners look at eco-friendly as a way to save money – and they do. We have 4 reasons to have an eco-friendly pool and how to get it in these 7 steps below.

Why should you be more energy efficient? What is your ultimate goal? Are you willing to spend the money needed, up front, to reap a return on your investment later? If you’re not sure, read on.

4 reasons to have an eco-friendly pool

Reasons to go green

  1. Save money. Who doesn’t want to save money? Swimming pool equipment that is energy-efficient pays for itself by reducing your electric bills. Using a variable speed pump instead of a single-speed, buying energy-efficient equipment and using a pool cover are ways to reduce energy and save money.
  2. Save water and reduce your carbon footprint. When you cut down on energy usage you ultimately save water and that in turn helps save the environment. It’s a win-win. Also, using a cover – as mentioned above – helps reduce the rate of water evaporation and that’s one way you save water.
  3. Talk with your pool contractor to uncover any tax incentives and rebates that may be available for pool owners who invest in energy-efficient pool equipment.
  4. If you’re heating the pool water, try dropping it a degree or two. You will save money and may not even notice the change in the temperature. Consider using solar heating to heat the pool water – it is an energy-efficient way to use the power of the sun to warm the water.
  5. Use windbreaks to slow the rate of water evaporation. When the wind blows across the surface of the pool, it speeds the rate of evaporation. Again, using a pool cover helps slow this rate of wind-driven evaporation.
  6. Keep the filter and skimmer basket free of debris. This will make it easier for the water to get moved around and make the pump work more efficiently.
  7. Run the pool pump and filter during the overnight hours when the draw on the electric grid is lower and the price is lower.

The next time we pay a service visit, ask us how you can make changes to be more energy-efficient with your pool. More importantly, ask us what the potential of savings are for an energy efficient pool.