Over the past few years, Americans have become more and more concerned with reducing their carbon footprint and becoming environmentally-friendly. However, many Florida pool owners may not be aware of the fact that their pool is one of the simplest things in their home to make eco-friendly! Not only can environmentally-friendly swimming pools be good for the environment, but they can also cut your costs. Consider these options to help your pool “go green.”
Solar Pool Heaters
Solar pool heaters allow you to use your pool year-round with little cost. They use the sun’s energy to heat your pool, instead of gas or electricity. The heaters convert the sun’s energy into heat, which is then inserted into your pool’s filtration system to warm the water.
A pool cover is environmentally-friendly because it keeps existing heat in your pool, especially in the cooler months, meaning you’ll spend less electricity to keep your pool at the ideal temperature. A pool cover is retractable, which means you can take it off quickly when you are ready to take a dip in your pool and put it back on when finished.
Additionally, pool covers will keep debris out of your pool. You won’t need to run your vacuum or filtration system as often as usual, also helping to reduce your electric costs. If you’re looking to be environmentally-friendly, you can consider installing a solar pool cover to help heat your pool.
Variable Speed Pumps
Variable speed pumps are eco-friendly because of how efficient they are. They can cut your electricity costs by up to 50% compared to single-speed pumps. Variable-speed pumps identify the ideal circulation level that your