Now that your pool is open and being used by the family, it’s time to start thinking about your pool energy costs for the summertime fun. Being a pool owner requires times, effort, and decent chunk of change that goes into the upkeep and maintenance of the pool. We put together five ways that you may be able to cut down on pool costs, so you can enjoy your summer swims a little more.
- Consider investing in an energy-efficient pool pump. Depending on the size and depth of your pool, an energy efficient pump could help save you up to 45% on energy costs to keep it running. If you only use your pool on special occasions, a high-powered pump may be unnecessary and a waste of money.
- Put the pump on a timer. Most pool pumps don’t need to be used all the time to keep it clean and clear. By running your pump three to six hours a day, you can achieve adequate water quality without overusing the pump and wasting energy. Try it out and help save up to 60% on filtration energy usage. If you see any debris in the pool after pumping, use a skimmer to fish it out without wasting any electricity.
- Clear all grates and drains. Your pool system uses more energy to filter water through a clogged grate, than a clean one. So make sure to fish out debris regularly and keep the grates clear for optimal filtration and energy efficiency.
- Turn off heaters when the pool is not in use. There’s no point in warming the water when there’s no one who will be using the pool. When it comes time to have a splash, turn on the heater an hour before using the pool and turn it off once everyone is finished.
- Use a pool cover! A pool cover is the simplest way to avoid getting debris in the pool. While it may be annoying to constantly be uncovering and recovering your pool, it can help you minimize using the pump and skimmers.
General tips are taken from the below sources and are not independently verified by Champion Energy. Dollar and usage savings are estimates and are based on, but not limited to the following: home profile information, performance assumptions, third-party resources, and the average regional cost for electricity. Savings are not guaranteed, are subject to change, and may vary.