Enjoy Your Summer and Save Energy, Too
June 5, 2022
With summer just around the corner, many pool owners are looking forward to some much-needed relaxation but dread the inevitable increase in their energy expenses. No worries, we’re here to help you! You can still have outdoor fun while championing smart energy use. So take a minute to soak up these tips to improve your pool’s energy efficiency:
Install an energy-saving pool pump and operate it efficiently. An energy-efficient pool pump is an essential part of the equation when considering pool maintenance options. Using a smaller, higher energy-efficient pump and running it less frequently can help lower pool energy costs.
Set your pool pump on a timer. We recommend putting pool pumps on timers with run times of 8-10 hours a day, depending on pool size. Also, set your pump and system to run during late evening/early morning hours.
Consider using a pool pump with variable speeds. Since pool pumps are vital to performing so many pool functions, your pump’s speed is the first place to look for energy savings. The speed at which a pump operates significantly impacts the amount of energy it consumes. There are three types of pumps: single-speed, two-speed, and variable-speed. Each one has electric motors that power them, so it’s important to understand how they function.
Keep filters clear of debris. Clogged filters force pool pumps to work even harder to circulate water. At first glance, a filter may not seem like an obvious spot to seek energy savings – that’s because the filter itself is not the energy guzzler; the culprit is the energy demands the filter makes on your pool pump. Nevertheless, your filter choice and pool maintenance make a difference in your quest for an efficient pool.