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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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