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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 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
If you are looking for a way to heat your pool this fall, you have probably checked out our solar heating options. They are great for increasing temperatures 10-15 degrees, making fall swimming possible. So what if you want to keep your pool open during the colder winter months? Pool heat pumps are a fantastic heating option for cold weather swimming. They draw heat from the surrounding air to warm pool water and will function in very low temperatures. Automatic defrost allows heating with outside temperatures as low as 35 degrees! They are also much less expensive to operate than natural gas heaters. You will be pleased all around with the efficiency and power of a pool heat pump.… Continue reading
People come up with unique solutions to all of their problems when the economy is bad. Many two car families have started car pooling and eliminated the payment and gas for a second car. Most people are eating out less often and almost everyone has stopped impulse shopping. One of the wildest stories to come out of the recession comes from the city of Redditch in Britain. Sharp spending cuts have forced the city to consider alternate ways to heat their community swimming pool. Their solution? Diverting waste heat from the local crematory to the next door leisure center, where the pool is located! It’s a very innovative solution, to say the least!
Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on… Continue reading
When you finally get to open your pool this summer, waiting for it to warm up can be almost unbearable. You have waited the long fall and winter months to be able to enjoy your pool again and want it to warm up quickly. Using the sun’s warmth, you can quickly raise the temperature in your above ground pool 10-15 degrees with a solar pool cover. Solar covers are a perfect way to swim sooner and extend your pool season longer. They also cut chemical evaporation by up to 95%, saving you money! Clear and light blue solar blankets capture warmth and help it penetrate the water, heating it quickly and thoroughly. They are an affordable solution to traditional… Continue reading