How to Make Your Pool as Energy-Efficient as Possible

In Water Tech by The LeverEdge

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You love your pool, but maintaining it can be expensive.

As much as you love your pool, it adds significantly to your electric bills every month. What if there was a way to save thousands of dollars a year on the costs of maintaining your pool? There are actually several upgrades you can make to reduce the operating expenses of your pool and make it more energy-efficient.

Here are some of the best ways to make your pool as energy-efficient as possible.

Upgrade to a Variable Speed Pool Pump

Variable speed pool pumps use an advanced permanent rotary motor that’s significantly more efficient than a single- or two-speed pump. Just how efficient are variable speed pool pumps? They offer energy savings of up to 90% compared to traditional pool pumps!

How much could that save you? If you live in a climate where you can use your 20,000-gallon pool all year, and your single-speed pump runs 12 hours a day:

  • At $0.16 per kWh, you could save up to $1500 a year
  • At $0.20 per kWh, you could save up to $1800 a year
  • At $0.30 per kWh, you could save up to $2700 a year

It’s easy to see how your could save thousands of dollars a year just by upgrading your pool pump.

Add a Solar Pool Heater

The pump isn’t the only part of your pool adding to your electric bill. If you have a traditional pool heater, you’re paying to heat your pool’s water, too. Why not use the power of the sun to heat your pool water instead?

Solar pool heaters use your existing pump to send water up to special solar collectors on your roof. There, the sun heats the water before returning it to your pool. Live in a hot climate? Solar pool heaters can work in reverse at night to cool your water, too.

Bonus Savings: Add a Salt Chlorine Generator

While chlorinating your pool doesn’t add to your electric bill, you do need the purchase chlorine and deal with the hassle of storing it and keeping it away from your kids.

A salt chlorine generator could not only save you money on buying chlorine, but your pool water ends up being gentler on your skin, hair, eyes, swimsuits, and pool.

Learn More Today

To learn more about all the products offered by The LeverEdge that can save you money, help the environment, or improve your quality of life, contact us today by clicking here or calling 813-403-5100. Our experts will help you choose the products that best suit your needs.

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