Swimming Pool: How to Go Green

In today’s day and age, many individuals are trying to become more “green”. The reasons vary from one person to the next and may include saving money or trying to protect the environment in any way they can. Whatever the reason may be, you probably have not considered an eco-friendly swimming pool. Truth be told, your sparkling backyard oasis can do a lot of damage to the environment. So, to help you become a bit more environmentally conscious with your backyard swimming pool, here are a few tips:

  1. Buy a Pool Cover – Evaporation is the largest source of water loss when it comes to pools. Pool covers vary in terms of price depending on how fancy of one you want. Regardless of how much you spend, though, it will pay for itself in no time. Plus, you won’t be adding water to your pool every time you turn around and the water will maintain its warmth.
  2. Create a Windbreak – A windbreak around your pool can cut down on the water evaporation. A windbreak will also help keep the heat in the water, just as a pool cover does.
  3. Timer for the Pool Pump – A pool pump circulates the pool’s water, maintaining its cleanliness. Studies show that most pool pumps are overworked and more electricity than necessary. With a timer, the pump will run for shorter periods of time, using less electricity and thereby reducing your energy costs. You can save more by running the pump during the hours when electricity usage costs less.
  4. Ecological Cleaning Products – Eco-friendly cleaning products for your pool are not only safe, but will help reduce the amount of chlorine that is needed in your pool while also destroying contaminants in the water.

To learn more about turning your pool into an environmentally friendly sanctuary or to schedule a pool inspection or maintenance, give us a call today at Clean and Clear Pools, Inc. We offer our services to the entire Danville area and surrounding cities.

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