Even with the most efficient equipment, there are still ways you can save energy and reduce the environmental and financial costs of your Tucson pool. Many of these ways are simple and convenient, offering great return on your energy savings for very little effort.
Reducing Heat Loss Energy Costs
When the temperature drops, your pool water will radiate its heat away, affecting the comfort of your pool. Minimizing heat loss will reduce the need for heating, which will in turn help to conserve energy. Simply using the right type of pool cover at night can reduce the energy required to keep your pool comfortable by 50-70%. Designing your landscaping to protect your pool from breezes can also help to conserve heat and reduce the amount of energy required to maintain your desired water temperature.
Reducing Circulation Energy Costs
Running your pool pump is one of the most significant energy requirements associated with your pool. If you have a one-speed pool pump, reduce the amount of time it runs to save energy. Variable-speed pool pumps should be set to run at the lowest speed possible for the desired function; reducing speed is more effective than reducing run time with these pumps. Additionally, clean all skimmer baskets, pump baskets and filters regularly to prevent them from becoming clogged, as even a partially-obscured basket or filter will make your pool pump work much harder to pull in water for circulation.
Reducing Filter-Related Energy Costs
The type of filter your pool uses can also affect its energy costs. Different filters provide different levels of resistance for the water flowing through them, thus requiring different amounts of speed and energy from your pool pump. Cartridge filters provide the least amount of resistance for incoming water, allowing them to operate in conjunction with low pump speeds.
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