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Camille O'Sullivan

March 14, 2023

Make Your Pool Cool: 4 Tips to Save Electricity and Water this summer

As the weather heats up, it's natural to want to cool off with a refreshing swim in your pool. However, swimming pools can be energy-intensive and wasteful, and can contribute to your carbon footprint. Luckily, there are many ways to make your pool more sustainable, reduce your environmental impact, and save money in the process. In this post, we'll explore some simple steps you can take to make your pool more sustainable.

1. Invest in a variable speed pump

One of the best ways to reduce your pool's energy consumption is by installing a variable speed pump. These pumps are more expensive than traditional pumps, but they pay for themselves in electricity savings over the long run. By reducing your pool's energy consumption by 50-80%, you can save up to 550 kg CO2 per annum. Alternatively, you can reduce your filtering time to 6 hours a day and reduce its footprint by 60%!

2. Get a pool cover

On a hot, dry summer’s day up to 10 litres of water can evaporate from an exposed pool per hour. A simple pool cover can prevent up to 83% of that, saving you thousands of litres a year! This not only saves water but also reduces the need to add chemicals to your pool, which in turn reduces the carbon footprint associated with manufacturing and transporting those chemicals.

3. Install solar heating

Heating your pool can be expensive and can also increase your carbon footprint. However, you can reduce your energy consumption and save money by installing solar heating panels. Solar heating is a renewable energy source that is free to use, and it can heat your pool to a comfortable temperature without contributing to your carbon footprint.

4. Use a robotic pool cleaner

Traditional pool cleaners use a lot of energy and can be wasteful, as they require large amounts of water to clean the pool. A robotic pool cleaner is a more sustainable option as it uses less energy and water to clean your pool. It's also more efficient and can save you time and money in the long run.

In conclusion, making your pool more sustainable doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. By investing in a variable speed pump, getting a pool cover, installing solar heating, and using a robotic pool cleaner, you can reduce your environmental impact, save money, and enjoy your pool all summer long. So, take these steps today and make your pool more sustainable!

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