Maintaining a safe and clean pool can require a significant amount of resources, including both water and electricity. However, there are many steps you can take to save energy while creating an enjoyable swimming environment for you and your family. These energy-saving tips will not only ensure that your pool and your home are more environmentally friendly; they will save you money on your monthly utility bills as well.
Install a High-Efficiency Pump
Your pool’s pump is an essential part of its plumbing system, circulating water through the filtration system to keep your pool clean. Not all pumps are equally efficient, so choosing a high-efficiency pump that is sized properly for your pool is a big step toward conserving energy. Variable-speed pumps utilize a magnetic drive similar to those found in hybrid cars, and can reduce the energy consumption of your pool’s circulation system by up to 75%.
Use a Solar Water Heater
As the sun sets in Tucson, temperatures often fall, causing outdoor fun to come to an end. A pool heater can extend the usability of your pool, but it can also raise your operating costs. Solar pool heaters use the free, renewable energy of the sun to keep your pool’s water comfortable. Although solar water heating systems may cost a little more upfront, these systems pay for themselves within two years and will reduce your pool-related energy consumption drastically.
Use LED Lights
Lighting technology has advanced significantly in the past few decades, with LED lights becoming increasingly popular for a variety of applications. Replacing your pool’s halogen lights with LED lights will reduce the amount of energy you pool’s lighting system uses by 83%. Additionally, LED lights last an average of 25,000 hours—nearly 23,000 hours longer than the lifetime of the average halogen bulb.
Are you interested in saving energy and water to reduce your utility bills and conserve valuable natural resources? Blue Knight Pool Services can help—contact us by calling (520) 429-4696 for pool maintenance, cleaning, and more in Tucson. You can find out more about our comprehensive pool services on our website.