So, you’ve finally decided to fulfil your dream of having a pool. You want to take a cool dip during the increasingly hot summers and have somewhere to hang out with a beer on the weekend. However, you also want to reduce your carbon footprint and be greener, which means you feel guilty every time you heat the water up or add chlorine to the water. How do you balance your leisure needs with your environmental concerns? Most importantly, how do you make an eco-friendly pool? Here are Pool Fab’s top ways to ensure you have an eco-friendly pool this Summer!
Ditch the chlorine for an eco-friendly pool.
Chlorine is a harsh chemical, and if there’s a spill, it can really damage your lawn and the surrounding ecosystem. There are now several alternatives to chlorine, including ozone systems, bromine and even mineral sanitisers. You can eliminate or at least reduce your reliance on chlorine this way.
Use a solar heater
Most people use their pool during the warmer months. What can you find more of during the months of Spring and Summer? Sunlight! Installing a solar water heater will not only help create an eco-friendly pool, but it will also save you money.
Use a robot cleaner
Robotic pool cleaners are great because they mean you can reduce the amounts of additives you use. They also reduce the frequency of pool filter changes and are more efficient (and cheaper!) than inbuilt pool filters. To really make it an eco-friendly pool, you could always install one that runs on solar panels!
Clean the filters regularly
If you aren’t able to get a solar heater, then you can take another step to an eco-friendly pool by keeping your filters clean. Dirty filters aren’t as efficient as cleaner ones, so the pump has to work harder. You may even have to add more sanitisers to your pool. Backwashing your filters once a month keeps them working well and will help you to avoid using excessive amounts of electricity.
Use a timer switch with your pumps.
Very often, circulation pumps are on for more hours of the day than they need to be. Using too much electricity means you are less likely to have an eco-friendly pool and will only add to the costs of running a pool. You may only need to run your pumps for six to eight hours every day, so using a timer switch saves you the bother of turning it off and on yourself every day.
One of the best ways to reduce your energy usage and have an eco-friendly pool is to cover your pool up when it’s not in use. Not only does this keep in heat and reduce evaporation, but it also keeps out debris. This means less heating, less filtering and less water loss. Winner!
Get in contact with Pool Fab today to start building your eco-friendly pool!