Ways To Make Your Pool Greener And More Energy Efficient

Posted on: 19 April 2015

It seems like everyone nowadays is looking for ways to make the systems in their homes greener and more energy efficient--even pool owners. If you're looking for ways to make your pool more environmentally friendly, consider the following tips. 

Solar Heating System and Solar Blanket

Solar heating systems are comparable in price with traditional gas heaters and pool pump heaters. Using clean energy from the sun, solar pool heaters are versatile and effective and are an excellent option in households with unshaded access to sunlight. 

In some environments, solar heaters are less effective because access to the sun is limited. Households that don't get enough sun to completely heat their pool can pair their system with a solar blanket. Solar blankets harness the energy from the sun to heat the pool water and keep it warm. Used in conjunction with a solar heating system, a solar blanket ensures that the water in the pool will stay warmer for longer, requiring less mechanical intervention. Solar blankets have the added benefit of reducing water evaporation by up to 50%

LED Lights

LED lights use as much as 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. Replacing your traditional pool light with LED lights is a great way to save energy while also making your pool more attractive. LED lights are bright, vibrant and available in a variety of colors. 

Energy-Efficient Pump and Timer

Depending on when your last pool renovation took place, your pool's current pump could be highly inefficient by today's standards. In addition, pool pumps without timers or digital controls can waste a lot of energy by running the pool pump when it is unnecessary. Installing a more energy-efficient pump and a timer for the pump can result in energy savings of up to 70%, depending on the model installed and the pump being replaced. 

Salt Water Conversion

Salt water pools are the latest and greatest way of maintaining a backyard pool without using harsh chemicals to keep the water clean.

Recycled Glass Tiles

Recycled glass tiles are more than just environmentally friendly--they're also beautiful, durable, weatherproof and waterproof. Available in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, recycled glass tiles provide a beautiful lining for any pool. 

As you explore these methods for making your pool more environmentally friendly, speak with a pool renovation contractor like Diversified Pool Pros about ways that you can make your pool more environmentally friendly. He or she will be able to tell you which methods will work best with your pool, ensuring that your pool system will be efficient, environmentally friendly and as green as possible.