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Why should you care about making your swimming pool more energy-efficient in 2012 and beyond? Saving energy is one excellent reason, but saving money is another good one, too. Greening your pool means keeping more green in your wallet.
This series of posts on creating an energy-efficient pool has so far recommended Solar Pool Covers, Solar Pool Heaters, and the Pool Filter Timer as three sure-fire ways to cut energy consumption and costs. The last and final recommendation in this series is the Pool Pump.
4. Swimming Pool Pump
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
Indoor pools may offer water-lovers a welcome relief from cold or stormy weather, but maintaining an indoor pool can cause an unwelcome increase in energy costs. Heat loss through evaporation accounts for a whopping 70% of the energy consumed by an indoor pool, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With evaporation left unchecked, other problems arise such as excess chemical consumption, an overabundance of humidity, and building maintenance problems related to humidity.
Dealing with the humidity from an indoor pool means installing a ventilation system that replaces indoor air with unconditioned air from outside. The cost of running such a… Continue reading