The Energy Efficient Pool

life-saverWorried about the potential environmental effects of your pool? Not to mention that pools can be energy guzzlers. In the Capital Region, the pool season is only about a quarter of the year, so it's important to make your pool the most efficient it can be. Read on for tips on how to save time, money and energy in your pool from Zodiac Pools!

The Pool Pump: The pump serves to circulate the pools water. It is the heart of the pool and typically runs for 6 to 8 hours a day to distribute chemicals, filter and heat the water, and even run special pool features like water falls. Running the pump can be a hidden cost to your energy bill. Try switching from a single speed pump to a variable speed pump. By doing so, you can set the pump to a low energy rate which will save you money!

Pool covers: Think of your pool cover as a massive solar panel that will help keep and retain heat throughout the night. But the pool cover can do much more than that. It will help keep debris out of your pool and keeps chemicals from evaporating, saving you time on maintenance. A pool cover is one of the best investments you can make for your pool.

Automated systems and controllers: Automating your pool can let you program everything from filters to cleaners, to lighting. Through programming, pool fixtures won't be accidentally left on to waste energy. It can also save you the time of adjusting everything by allowing you to change your pool settings easily.

LED lighting: LED lighting is durable, and uses less wattage than incandescent or halogen lights. They will save you energy costs, as well as maintenance costs because you won't have the replace them as often! You can also obtain LED lights in a variety of colors.

Robotic pool cleaners: Vacuuming your pool can be a hassle. Save time with a robotic pool cleaner. They'll do the work (for only about six cents per day!) while you relax by the poolside.

This article was provided by Zodiac Pool Systems Inc.

About Zodiac Pool Systems: Zodiac offers a complete family of brands, including Polaris®, Jandy®, Nature2®, and Baracuda®. With our rich heritage of innovation excellence, we develop technologically-advanced, energy-efficient, reliable products that afford our customers a better life. Through our best-in-class consumer products and our industry-leading dealer loyalty program, Zodiac is the provider of choice for millions of pool owners and professionals worldwide.

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