Having an energy efficient pool pump is the first change to make. The most popular method is with the variable speed pool pump. This pump is used to run multiple water features through various speeds whereas the two-speed is only used to run your water features on high-speed (therefore, homeowners will not save as much here). Craig Cohen, owner of Treasure Pools, let’s his customers know that you may be spending a little bit more initially, but when you look at your electricity bill at the end of the year, you will actually be saving money! He averages that homeowners can save around $500 a year on their electricity bill, if the pump is used properly. This pump is also better for the environment. Homeowners in South Florida have especially been switching over due to the year round pool usage. Aside from these important facts, it is important to note that as of 2011 in the state of Florida, homeowners legally are required to use a two-speed or variable speed pool pumps on all 1HP or larger pool pump installations and pump replacements. Existing single-speed pumps will still be allowed to be used and repaired, but must be replaced by the more efficient models whenever they fail. Single speed 1/2 and 3/4 HP pumps are not affected by the new rules.
Another method to saying energy efficient is how you heat your swimming pool. One way to do this is 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! Additionally, you can purchase a swimming pool cover which allows your swimming pool to store the heat that is already in there.
Stop by the Treasure Pools showroom today to start on your path to being more energy efficient!