Heating and maintaining your pool can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are several upgrades you can make now that can save you thousands of dollars a year on your electric bill and other costs. Here are the top ways to start saving money on your pool.
Solar Pool Heater
How much money could you save if you no longer had to pay to heat your water? The average pool pump requires about 5 kilowatts per hour to heat a pool. If you heat your pool 24 hours a day at the average national electricity rate of $0.13 per kilowatt hour, you could be spending more than $400 a month!
Solar pool heaters use the sun’s energy rather than electricity to heat your pool’s water. They work by using your existing pump to send your pool water to special solar collectors on your roof, where the sun heats the water. The warm water then drains back into your pool. As a bonus, a solar pool heater can work in reverse at night to cool your water in the heat of the summer!
Variable Speed Pump
Another big electricity consumer in your pool is the pump. Did you know that a variable speed pump offers energy savings of up to 90% compared to traditional pool pumps? Depending on how big your pool is and how high your electric rates are, you could save up to $2000 or more per year on your electric bill by switching to a variable speed pump.
Digital Control Panel
For the most energy savings with your solar water heater and variable speed pump, you will want the kind of pool-heating precision you can only get from a digital control panel. Set your pool’s temperature in 1 degree increments and the control panel does the rest.
Salt Chlorine Generator
While chlorine may not be the most expensive thing you need to maintain your pool, it can be one of the biggest hassles, with burning eyes, bleached out swimsuits, and harsh chemicals you need to keep away from your kids. A salt chlorine generator transforms salt into chlorine gas that is gentle, yet effective.
Solar PV Panels
If you have enough roof space, why not add solar PV panels and save money on all your electric usage? With a federal tax credit and other deals and incentives, our solar PV kits may be more affordable than you expect.
Learn More Today
If you would like to discuss one or more of these upgrades with our experts, click here or call 813-403-5100 today. We can help you put together the perfect package to help reduce the costs of owning a pool.
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