Ways to Maintain an Eco-Friendly Pool
Owning and maintaining a swimming pool can be expensive. According to Home Advisor, the average price for a one-time cleaning is $228. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce costs when you maintain an eco-friendly pool. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone — you get to save money and help the environment at the same time.
Helpful tips to maintain an eco-friendly pool:
Chlorine vs. Saltwater
Chlorine is added to the swimming pools to kill bacteria and other germs, reducing the swimmers’ risk of waterborne diseases such as diarrhea or skin infections. While chlorine is needed, it can irritate swimmers’ eyes and skin. Converting to a saltwater pool does save money on chlorine and maintenance; however, there is an upfront cost, but in the long run, you will have less maintenance and save money.
Cover The Swimming Pool
To prevent losing water due to evaporation, consider covering your swimming pool when not in use. If you have a solar cover, use this to add extra heat without consuming more energy.
Use LED Lights
LED lights are designed to use about 75 percent less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb. They also last 25 times longer. To save energy, ditch the conventional lights.
Run the Pump Less Often
Instead of running your pump for 8 hours a day, consider running it for four or six hours a day. This option is acceptable so long as you invest in a bigger swimming pool pump. Again, like the saltwater system, there will be an upfront cost, but in the long run, it can turn out to be cost-effective.
Buy a Variable Speed Pump
To save more energy and help the environment, ensure that you don’t use a single-speed pool pump. Instead, go with the variable-speed or the dual pump to reduce energy costs.
Use a Solar Pool Heater
Apart from a solar cover, consider investing in a solar pool heater to avoid using more electricity. While they may cost more upfront, you get to save energy in the long run.
Don’t Drain the Swimming Pool
Unless you have a black algae problem, we suggest keeping the pool water year-round. Remember, it would take at least 10,000 gallons of water to fill up a swimming pool. You’re only wasting water by refilling it every time.
If there are leaks in the swimming pool, ensure that it gets fixed promptly to avoid water loss. When there are leaks, you would need to keep adding water to the pool. You can help the environment and avoid a more costly repair by not ignoring the problem. Call a professional asap to fix leaks.
Buy an Automatic Pool Cleaner
To avoid putting more chlorine, consider buying this self-powered vacuum that picks up dirt and debris at the bottom of your pool. It’s eco-friendly as it keeps your swimming pool cleaner, which means you don’t get to waste resources.
Maintain Your Swimming Pool
Regularly cleaning your swimming pool reduces algae-related problems. Keep in mind that algae eat up chlorine, which means you will have to keep adding more. You can prevent this problem with regular cleaning.
Add a Timer to the Pool Pumps
You can prevent energy loss by running the pump longer. With the timer, it ensures the water gets filtered without wasting more energy.
Consider Investing in an Automated Pool System
You can have an environmentally friendly pool by automating your pool system. Through automation, you can easily control and manage your pool’s resources without wasting more energy. You can also schedule pool operations by setting the timer or the pool lights.
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