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 swimming pools only need to filter 12 hours per day. Pool filter timers can save you money on electricity and chemicals. Look for a pool filter timer that is weather proof, durable, and has multiple settings to give you ultimate control.
It’s the simple solutions, like this one, that can be the easiest ones to adopt first. On your journey to greater energy-efficiency and money savings, the pool filter timer is a good place to start. Once you start seeing your energy bills decrease, you can take on one or more of the other three recommendations in this series — Solar Pool Covers, Solar Pool Heaters, or the subject of my next post…coming soon.