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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.