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Energy Saving Tips for Your Atlanta Pool

Energy costs are always on the rise, especially with rising temperatures. Luckily, if you have a pool you can cool off on those sweltering hot days in Atlanta and save money on those soaring energy costs by following these energy saving tips for your pool.

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1. Keep the Pool Maintained

This applies to both keeping it clean and making sure all the pumps and filters are working properly. Leaves and other debris, like lawn clippings, can clog filters causing them to work harder and use more energy to get the job done.

2. Run the System at Off-Peak Hours

You will save on energy costs if you run the pump and filter systems at off-peak hours when energy costs go down and there is less strain on the power grid. To really cut back on costs, invest in a timer for your system. You can set the timer to start the system at off-peak hours and turn off automatically. This is a definite cost saver if you have a habit of forgetting to turn the system off after it has run the required time period.

3. Let the Sun do its Job

Cut energy costs by heating your pool with the sun’s power, not the heating system. Invest in a pool cover or solar screen pool covers. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes at several price points to fit your needs. A pool cover will trap the sun’s heat in the pool and limit the amount of energy required to heat the pool.

4. Choose the Best Placement

If you are installing a pool and worried about energy costs, you will want to consider pool placement. Place the pool in an area that gets a lot of sun to allow the sun to naturally heat the pool. If you can, locate the pool in an area that is out of the wind, which will cool the water and make it less comfortable. Also, be careful about plants and shade trees that will limit sun exposure and cause leaves and debris to fall into the pool which makes the cleaning and filter system work harder.

You can also skip heating the pool altogether and take a dip in cooler water.

Pools are an asset to your home and lifestyle, but can be an energy nightmare. Take control with these energy saving tips for your pool. 

4 Things to Consider When Planning Your Atlanta Pool Budget

Pools are a great luxury and they are great ways to add value to your home. With this in mind, it is important to understand that pools are not cheap and we are not going to cut corners in the installation of your pool. Doing a top-notch job is our number one goal. 

With that being said, here are four practical things to keep in mind when you are planning your Atlanta pool budget.

What type of Pool surface will you choose?

Your pool surface is very important. Not only will it set the tone for your pool, but it will be the first thing that people notice when they look at your pool. Your options include tile, concrete, plaster, vinyl, pebbles, etc. When selecting your interior surface, know that your choice could have a huge impact on the overall cost of your new pool. 

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What type of water are you interested in?

As a new pool owner, you will likely choose between two popular options: the more traditional fresh water pool or a more cutting edge saltwater pool. There are advantages and disadvantages to each option, so be sure to look into both. Additionally, the water system you choose can also be a potential source of long-term savings.

What size pool are you interested in?

Most of our clients are interested in having the largest possible pool. There is nothing wrong with desiring a large pool, but it is also important to remember that the larger the pool, the more it is going to cost. Larger pools will require more plumbing, more wiring, and more concrete decking. Be sure to evaluate all aspects of your budget before choosing to build an extremely large pool.

Are you interested in a water feature or a slide?

While there are a variety of swimming pool water features available, new pool owners should know that they will likely increase the overall price of your pool. When planning your budget, make sure to leave room for these fun design elements!