When swimming season starts, it is essential for pool owners to recognize the harmful bacteria that can breed in swimming pools and other undesirable consequences of pool ownership.
But, you can end or substantially reduce many headaches pool owners run into by making your pool green - not from algae, but from sustainable pool practices! Having a green pool means you have an eco-friendly pool. Following are some ways that you can protect folks swimming in your pool as well as the environment.
Tip #1=Substitute a chlorine alternative
Chlorine is an excellent way to rid swimming pools of bacteria, but as a chemical it is harsh. Pool chemicals enter human bodies through the skin and respiratory system some swimmers develop rashes or breathing problems. There are ecosystem friendly alternatives such as hydrogen peroxide or oxygen. Talk to us today about what alternatives we have available.
Tip #2=Think about the pump you are using
Variable speed pumps have reduced the need for your pump to run at the same speed all the time no matter if the pool is in use or not. They have also reduced the energy costs of owning a pool versus operating your pool with the one speed pump.
Tip #3=Automation for your pool.
With automation, you can put your pool on cruise control making your pool more energy efficient. With automated control systems, scheduling and operating your filtration cycles, heating, pool and landscape lighting, sanitizing, waterfalls and fountains all will be automatic. System controllers and remote controls have been designed to be push-button simple, with easy-to-read digital displays and step-by-step menu driven instructions.
Tip #4=Cover your pool
When your pool is not in use, cover it with a cover made to prevent heat loss. What you get is a reduction in evaporation of up to 90 percent. A pool cover also reduces chemical use by 35 – 60 percent. Wait, there’s more. Using a pool cover often extends the swimming season for pool owners who use a cover.
If you want to make your pool more energy efficient, use a solar pool cover. Solar covers soak up the sun’s heat and warm the pool and they don’t allow the warm water to evaporate. A solar cover can increase the water temperatures by as much as 10-15 degrees.