Celebrate Earth Day with these eco-friendly pool maintenance tips!
April 22 is Earth Day! From renewable energy to sustainable agriculture, there seem to be countless ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. While there are many ways in which you can change a few habits to be more environmentally conscious, celebrate Earth Day with these eco-friendly pool maintenance tips.
Pool Pump Timer.
When it comes to cleaning your pool, a cleaning pump is essential. However, while they’re great for cleaning, they guzzle tons of energy. Rather than running your pool pump continuously, try running your pump for about 5 hours during the summer and 3 hours during the winter. You can even invest in an automatic system that will automatically shut off and set it to clean during non-peak hours. This small change can significantly impact your energy use by as much as 50 percent! Just be sure to keep an eye on water clarity to ensure that your pool is safe to swim in.
Be Water Conscientious.
Pools don’t use quite as much water as you think. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t steps that you can take to use water wisely. Reduce wasted water by asking swimmers to keep splashing to a minimum. You can even lower the water level a bit to reduce the amount of splashed water.
Heating your pool uses quite a bit of energy. Rather than heating your pool the traditional way, try using solar energy. A solar unit combined with a backup system can heat your pool while using significantly less energy.
As you implement eco-friendly pool tips, be sure to keep your pool clean. For help with cleaning your pool, be sure to hire pool cleaning professionals. For all your pool services, contact the professionals at Clean & Clear Pools! Located in Danville, California, we serve the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, and Alamo communities.
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