May 22 17
Pool use and maintenance don’t have to cost you a fortune. There are plenty of ways to reduce the cost of your pool ownership and save on energy consumption as well. Here we look at some easy ways you can save around your pool and keep more money in the bank.
Use a Variable Speed Pump
Reducing the speed of your pump can help you save electricity and reduce your utility bill. You can easily program the timer on the pump to run at different speed throughout the day without sacrificing the filtration of your pool. Aim to run your pump higher during the off-peak hours set by your utility company. This will save you money by reducing your demand during costly hours.
Use a Pool Cover
When you have a heated pool and the temperature drops at night, you can waste a lot of money re-heating your pool the next morning. And in the summer, you can experience water loss through evaporation which will add up over time, costing you money in water replenishment. By purchasing a solar blanket or liquid solar blanket and covering your pool when not in use and especially at night can help you combat the pricey heat loss and evaporation.
Create Heat Blocks
Adding a fence, trees, or tall bushes can help you protect your pool from wind. Wind steals the heat from your pool, even when you’re inside swimming around. Blocking out the wind as much as possible can help you keep your energy costs low.
Purchase an Energy Efficient Purifier
There are numerous energy-efficient purifiers on the market these days. Simply by replacing your older purifier with a new one, you can help to cut down your chlorine consumption in half.
Compare Chlorine Brands
Make sure you’re getting the most purification for your money by comparing chlorine brands. Some are way more expensive than others but have roughly the same amount of purification power. Finding a brand that is cost-effective can help save you hundreds of dollars down the road.
Your pool is a source of enjoyment for the entire family and even your friends. But don’t get stuck with a huge overhead of costs that can ruin your fun. Following these simple tips can help you keep more money in your pocket and your pool operating at its best.