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Tips on Making Your Pool More Energy Efficient

Monitor Your Pool Temperature:

Maintaining  your pools temperature at 78 degrees is a great way to help to conserve energy which will ultimately lower your electricity bill.  Something as simple as reducing the temperature of your pool by just a few degrees can result in a savings of hundreds of dollars a year.

If you have a pool that is only used during the weekends , a great way to get additional energy savings is to lower your pool’s temperature 8 to 10 degrees during the week.  Then when the weekend comes, reset the pools thermometer a few hours before use, to bring the pool to a comfortable temperature.

Replace Your Pool’s Pump:

Everyone wins with energy efficiency.  Not only is having an energy efficient pool great for the environment, it also saves you a lot of money on your electric bill.  Investing in an energy efficient pool pump will pay off in the long run.  These types of pumps can provide you with a 75 to 90 savings on your electric bill.

There are several benefits of these pumps:

  • Variable-speed pumps can run at lower speeds, but can also run for longer periods of time.  This ultimately will give you the same or even better cleaning and sanitation.
  • Even with the longer run time, the lower speeds still reduce the energy use to 1/4 of what it was with an old non-energy efficient pump.
  • These pumps also produce less noise due to the lower speed.
  • Also, many of the energy efficient pumps can be run at higher speeds if needed.

Maintain Your Pool Regularly:

Keeping your pool maintained on a regular basis helps the pool pump work more efficiently.  Cleaning your pool’s filter and regularly removing leaves and debris from your strainer baskets in both your pump and skimmer help your equipment run efficiently.  Please see our pool service options for more information on how we can help with your pool maintenance.

Choose the Best Heater for Your Pool:

If you are in the market to purchase a new pool heater, choosing the right one,  can save a lot of energy and in turn, save you money.  There are several options when choosing an energy efficient pool heater.  Please Contact Us, for help with this selection.

Pool Lighting:


There are many different ways to provide lighting around your pool area.  To help with your energy bills, it is always a good idea to use energy saving lights.  LED lights use 75 to 80 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lights.  This is a simple way to help make your pool and pool area more energy efficient.

Limit the Use of Your Pool’s Water Feature:

Water features can add so much enjoyment to your pool, but they can also add a lot of cost.  A way to make your water feature more energy efficient is to only use it when you are around the pool.  Turn it off when no one is there to enjoy what it offers.

Your Spa Can Also Save You Money:

Spas often use a lot of energy for heating, jets, and filtration.  In fact, spas can use more than two times the energy used by a household refrigerator.  This makes it one of the most power-hungry items in a home.

You can help reduce this impact by only heating the spa when you plan to use it.  If you only use your spa 1-2 times per week, you can lower the temperature by three degrees when it is not being used.  This will help to save you a lot of money, and if you use your spa even less, your savings could be much higher.

For more information about how you can make changes to help make your pool more energy efficient, please contact us.