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Sometimes, the most simple of devices can increase energy-efficiency. Replace your incandescent light bulbs with CFL bulbs, for example, and the energy savings happen automatically. When it comes to swimming pools, one simple and inexpensive device that can decrease the amount of energy used and dollars wasted is the pool filter timer, the 3rd recommendation in my series of four on how to make your swimming pool more energy-efficient in 2012.
3. Pool Filter Timer
A third way to save energy is to use a Pool Filter Timer. Automating a pool’s filter operation pays for itself in energy savings within the first couple of months. Except during times of heavy use, most… Continue reading
Making your backyard swimming pool more energy-efficient isn’t just about being more environmentally friendly — although, that’s a pretty good reason in itself. Energy-efficiency is also about saving money. I don’t know many people who wouldn’t like to keep a little more green in their pockets, especially considering our current economic challenges.
The first post in this series of 4 posts recommended Solar Pool Covers as one way to increase your pool’s efficiency. In this second post, the subject is Solar Pool Heaters.
2. Solar Pool Heater
Now is the best time to start thinking about how to improve the energy-efficiency of your backyard swimming pool. Operating and maintaining a pool using older, less efficient equipment sucks up energy and money, leaving your pockets empty at the end of each season.
Making your pool more energy-efficient really only requires a few changes to your existing set up. You can choose to implement all of suggestions offered here at one time, or you may find that changes are easier to swallow by taking them one at a time. Either way, this series of 4 posts will offer some helpful suggestions for how to make your pool more… Continue reading
Now that 2011 is coming to a close, have you started thinking about what your New Year’s resolutions will be? If you own a backyard swimming pool, will any of those resolutions include a plan to open up your pool sooner in 2012 rather than waiting until the swimming season has long begun?
Part of what makes this kind of resolution successful is to start planning early for opening the pool. Take the time now to check your existing stock of pool chemicals, and keep an eye out for off-season sales so you can nab these necessities at the best prices.
Take a look, too, at your pool equipment to evaluate whether it may be… Continue reading
Did you know that swimming is the only sport that can save a life? By learning how to swim, or by strengthening your existing swimming skills, you have a much better chance of staying safe in the swimming pool. Lessons for adults and children are available year round at many community centers, YMCAs or YWCAs, and Red Cross facilities. Now is the best time to improve swimming ability because there’s plenty of time to learn this vital life-saving skill well before swimming season begins again.
If you like to give meaningful gifts for the holidays, consider giving swim lessons to your favorite water-loving adult or child.… Continue reading