Your swimming pool makes use of a lot of energy, for obvious reasons. But you may not realize just how much it uses. The good news is that there are certain things you can do to help reduce the amount of energy being used by your Austin swimming pool, including the following.
Replace the Pump
If your pool pump is getting on with age or is working too hard to do its job, it may be using much more energy than necessary. In this case, it may be time to either have it repaired or replaced.
Otherwise, you may choose to run the pump a lot less, particularly on cooler days, without negatively impacting the quality of the water or increasing the amount of chemicals you have to use. Just make sure that the pump is running long enough to ensure clean and safe water.
Install LED Lights
Spotlights in pools are nothing new. Lighting is needed in pools to help illuminate the water as the sun sets. But installing LED lights can help you save on energy usage compared to traditional pool lighting. Plus, LED lights last a lot longer than other lighting and are more durable. You can save as much as 75% less energy with LED lights.
Use Bigger Filters
Your filter plays a key role in ensuring that your pool water is kept clean. But they can fill up pretty quickly, especially if you have a lot of trees nearby. In turn, this can use up more energy than necessary.
To curb this, consider using a larger pool filter that allows more water to pass through them. In turn, the filter won’t have to work as hard to ensure that the water in your pool is being properly circulated. The result is less energy being used and a longer lifespan of your pool’s pump.
Call your local Austin pool builder to help you install an energy-efficient pool in your backyard!