Building an eco-friendly pool, or even upgrading the one you have, is a lot easier than you may think! Not only can you save time, but you can also save money in the long run all while being environmentally friendly.
The first eco-friendly option we discuss is heating. A heater can be a huge expense initially and while running it. Another alternative to your traditional pool heater is by to heat your swimming pool with a solar heating system! With a solar heating system, your pool is able to jump up a good 10 to 12 degrees in difference of water temperature. Naturally, when the sun goes down the heating system shuts off. However, the best part about this is that there is no continuous electric or energy bill to go along with this heating system. As a South Florida homeowner, we are lucky enough to have the natural heat as a way to keep your swimming pools warm year-round, but it is always nice to ensure that your swimming pool is always warm and ready for swimming!.
Another option to consider is by purchasing a swimming pool cover. This allows your swimming pool to store the heat that is already in there. Sometimes, homeowners may not want to deal with this due to the labor that goes into removing the cover. However, if you see this being an issue you will benefit by buying a cover that you can work with easily so that you will use it consistently and stay green!
Another route in staying green with your swimming pool is through using a variable-speed pool pump. This pump runs more efficiently by using less energy compared to your traditional one-speed pump. Many owners of these newer variable-speed pool pumps are not only enjoying the cut down in costs, but also in noise as they seem to be a lot more quiet!
Homeowners in South Florida have especially been switching over due to the year-round pool usage. Payback time is only estimated to be around a year and a half and with a pool being a permanent investment; this doesn’t seem like such a bad idea! If we all take a little initiative, starting with our own backyard swimming pool, then we are all able to make a big difference in this world and help keep the planet green! Remember, there is always a green way.