Your swimming pool provides a refreshing oasis for your family during the summer months. However, its running costs can spiral out of control due to the hefty amount of energy it can consume. For that reason, it’s important to take the necessary steps to make your pool as energy efficient as possible. Follow these tips to minimize pool energy use this summer:
Switch to a Smaller Pump
The larger your pump, the more the pumping and maintenance costs. Replace your old pump with the smallest pump that’s suitable for your needs. Talk to a pool professional to get suggestions on the right-sized pump for your pool. Consider investing in a variable-speed pool pump. It uses less energy than a single-speed pump.
Install a Pump Timer
You waste energy by letting your pool pump run all the time. Install a timer to manage the pump’s run time. With the help of a professional, you can set your pump to run for the appropriate period for your pool size.
Use Robotic Cleaners
Robotic cleaners use self-contained filtration systems and low-voltage electricity. While they’re higher priced than other cleaners, they rank highest in energy efficiency.
Do a Little Maintenance
Pool maintenance may be tedious, but it helps cut down your running costs. Make sure you clean the filter regularly, keep the drain systems clear by periodic backwashing, and run the filtration system during off-peak times.
Use a Solar Cover and Windbreak
Another excellent way to reduce your pool’s energy consumption is by buying a solar cover. Covering up your pool when no one’s swimming significantly reduces evaporation and heat loss. To reduce evaporation even when the swimming pool is in use, install a windbreak.
Search for Rebates
Do extensive research on the tax incentives and rebates that you may qualify for by purchasing efficient pool appliances.
Some energy-saving methods will require you to invest in updated equipment. Due to the money you’ll save over time, the methods are definitely worth considering. For more tips on reducing pool energy use, contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We serve Monmouth County and the surrounding area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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