Stay Cool In Your Pool: Four Tips To Reducing Maintenance And Costs Of Your Pool

Posted on: 16 April 2015

Pool maintenance can be costly, but it is necessary if you want to be able to use your pool safely. You may also have things like pool heaters to make your pool more comfortable and extend its use. There are some things that you can do to reduce the cost of maintaining your pool, such as installing a timer for the pump or using a solar blanket.

You can also combine an affordable solar heater to reduce heating costs. If you want to enjoy your pool, but pay less to maintain it, here are four things that you may want to consider doing:

1. Using A Timer To Improve Efficiency Of Pool Pumps

Running your pump for several hours a day is where you lose a lot of energy maintaining your pool. If you want to improve efficiency, you can add a timer to your pool pump. This will allow you to run your pump less time, but more frequently. It will reduce utility costs and help to clean your pool more efficiently.  Adding a timer will save you on the overall maintenance costs of your pool.

2. Reduce Maintenance With Solar Blankets Or Pool Covers

Solar blankets and pool covers can also help to reduce maintenance. If you heat your pool, they will help to prevent evaporation and heat loss. Covers will also help to keep debris out and reduce cleaning needs. Automated covers are great to also add safety to your pool, but they can be costly. A more affordable option is to use a solar cover when you are not using your pool.

3. Adding Solar Heaters To Reduce Heating Costs

You may use a heater to heat your pool to make it more comfortable or to extend the time that you can use your pool. Heaters can be costly to operate, but with the addition of solar heaters, you can reduce the operation costs of your conventional heating system. They are also very affordable and can easily be installed and connected to your existing heating system.

4. Wind Screens To Reduce Evaporation And Debris

Wind is another cause of add maintenance costs to your pool. It can cause evaporation and debris to get blown into your pool. If any side of your pool is open to the wind, you may want to consider the addition of some type of windscreen to protect your pool. This can be a fence covering that reduces the wind, plants or a privacy fence. Adding a windscreen will help to reduce maintenance due to wind-blown debris and the evaporation of water.

These are some things that you may want to consider doing to reduce your pool costs, You can contact a pool service contractor to get help with some of these swimming pool renovation improvements to your pool to stay cool this summer.