As a homeowner, you have plenty of options available that can help you reduce the amount of energy used to operate your home, including your pool area. Consider the following tips to cut down on energy consumption, which can help leave a few extra bucks in your pocket, too.

Add Windbreaks

Anything that limits the amount of wind that hits the surface of your pool water can help reduce energy, such as fences, hedges, or walls of some sort. Plus, these structures can also add some style to your overall backyard area. 

Install LED Lights

Having lights installed either within the walls of your pool or somewhere on the outside as spotlights can add a bit of visual interest. But if you’re looking to slash energy consumption and costs, LED lights may be warranted. If you don’t already have them, consider swapping your current lights with LED lights to save energy. 

Use a Pool Cover

Depending on the size and shape of your swimming pool, you may want to consider adding a pool cover. These covers can not only keep debris out of the water — thereby reducing the amount of work that your pool filter has to do — but they can also maintain proper water chemistry. 

And when it comes to saving energy, pool covers may also reduce the amount of water evaporation that occurs. And if you like your pool water super warm in the winter months, pool covers can help trap heat, too.

Don’t Run the Pump as Often

Your pool pump plays a key role in maintaining clean and sanitized water. But you don’t necessarily have to run it 24 hours a day. Consider running it for about 6 to 12 hours a day to consume energy while still keeping your water clean.

If you’re looking to install, replacement or repair a pool in your backyard, get in touch with your local Austin swimming pool builders today!