Swimming pools are great! Swimming pools aren’t great for the environment, however. Families who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and live a more eco-friendly life, maybe worried that having a swimming pool negates their efforts. Could the pool be more eco-friendly? Chances are, yes!
Talk with the swimming pool contractors from Best Pro Pool Service and Construction in Atwater, California work with their customers to incorporate greener living and greener pool methods into the family pool. Conserving water, using fewer chemicals, not using fossil fuels to heat the water and other steps can be taken to lower your pool carbon footprint and make it more environmentally friendly.
Whether you want to use fewer chemicals, use less water, save on heating and cooling costs and on the costs of running the pump and filter, here are a few steps to get you on the way toward a more environmentally friendly pool.
Could the pool be more eco-friendly?
Here are a few measures to consider
- Switch from a single speed pump to a variable speed pump. This is one of the best and biggest ways to save energy and money. The price you pay for a variable speed pump — between $800-1,000 — will be reaped in the money you save when you run the pump. A variable speed pump is cost effective and you may notice a savings in utilities of up to 50% after the first month! Variable speed pool pumps are programmed to operate at a lower speed when just circulating the water and at a higher speed when vacuuming. Single speed pumps run at the same speed regardless of what you’re doing.
- Programmable pool equipment. When you use a programmable pump or water heater or for your jets in the hot tub, you can have the items turn on and off at set times and you won’t have to worry about forgetting to turn them on or off. Program your pool pump and filter (and any household appliance that uses energy) to run in the off-peak hours. This will be less of a draw on the power grid and energy costs less on off=peak times (generally during the overnight hours)
- Use a pool cover. This will trap heated water, will slow the rate of evaporation and may help the pool use fewer chemicals — all eco-friendly pool measures.
These are a few of the many ways in which your pool can be more environmentally-friendly. Let’s set up a time to talk about more eco friendly steps you can take.