While you may love your Houston pool, I am sure that you do not want to pay more money than you have to so that you can use it. Having an energy efficient pool is going to save you money without causing you any extra work. In this article, we are going to talk more about how to make your pool energy efficient to save money.
Energy Efficient Pools and Saving Money
While your energy bill is sure to rise when you install a pool, you do not want to pay more than you need to and for your energy. This is one of the reasons you should look into how to be energy efficient with your swimming pool. By tweaking your maintenance routine a little bit, you can save money on your energy bill. With the extra money you have since you aren’t paying it out to your energy bill, you can get a new pool toy or put it toward something else you’d like.
Put a Solar Cover on Your Pool
Putting a solar cover on your pool will help you save 50-70% on your pool heating bills as reported by the U.S. Department of Energy. Evaporation is reduced by 30-60% and the use of chemicals is reduced by 35-60%. While you are going to have to put out the initial cost to get the solar cover, you aren’t going to be using unnecessary resources.
LED lights are not only cool because of their ability to change colors but they have a long lifetime of more than 30,000 hours. This means you are going to get around 10 years of use and cuts down on your replacement costs. Like the solar cover, LED lights are going to cost more upfront but they are 75% more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs and only takes the first year and a half of usage to pay for themselves.
Lower Water Level
If you lower your water level a few inches, you will lose less water from people splashing around in your pool. It also helps to reduce the amount of evaporation that happens when the wind blows across your pool’s surface. Wind increase evaporation by 300% so putting windbreaks around your pool can help as well.
Upgrading Pool Equipment
Getting a variable-speed pump will almost cut your energy cost in half and an automatic pool cleaner can save you a lot of cash as well. Start the automatic pool cleaner about 15 minutes before turning on the pump and shut it down about 15 minutes before you turn the pump off. When there is less debris it will keep your pump and filter from having to work so hard.
Your Energy Efficient Pool
Now that you have your energy efficient pool plans, you may be working on some upgrade plans with all the money you are saving. If you need help with your project, we would love to be a part of the upgrade process so give us a call and we can help you get started.