While there’s nothing better than having a pool to cool down in during the hot Australian summer, a lot of people worry about their electricity bill. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to reduce the energy costs for your pool. As pool service and repair experts, we’re here to share our top tips on saving money on the running costs of your swimming pool.
Choose an energy efficient pump
Your pool pump is one of the main culprits when it comes to energy use and choosing an high quality, energy efficient product can make a huge difference to your energy bill. A variable speed pump can dramatically cut down your energy usage. They work on the principle of ‘pump affinity law’ whereby if you halve the flow you use one-eighth the energy! So turn down the RPM & flow and you save! Another example, is where people have pumps which are the wrong size for the pool. If your pool pump is due for an upgrade, speak to your local pool shop about the best options for your pool.
Turn down the heater
Although you might enjoy a toasty warm pool, cranking up your pool heater can put a real dent in your power bill. To reduce your energy costs, turn down the heater by a few degrees and turn the heater off if you’re not using your pool. If you’re thinking of investing in a pool heater, speak to your pool technician about the best option from an energy saving perspective – there are lots of solar options on the market.
Invest in an efficient pool cleaner
While manual cleaning with a stiff brush doesn’t use up any electricity, it’s also time consuming which is why a lot of people turn to automatic pool cleaners. Luckily, there are very energy efficient options available on the market. Robotic pool cleaners are the top of the line when it comes to efficiency and energy savings.
Use a pool cover
One of the best ways to conserve energy is to use a pool cover. There are a range of options on the market, from low-cost bubble covers to rigid varieties. Pool covers not only prevent evaporation – this also means that your chemical usage is not as high which can lead to some serious savings.
Maintain your equipment
If your pool equipment isn’t running as optimally as it should, this doesn’t just mean that your pool may not look its best – it could also be taking a toll on your electricity bill. If you find a sudden jump in your power bill, or just haven’t had a service for a while, it could be that your pool equipment needs a little maintenance.
At Pool Assist, we offer professional pool servicing across the Perth metro area. Our highly trained technicians can help ensure that your pool is running efficiently to help with energy costs and carry out repairs as necessary. Whether you’re after a pool cleaning service or expert repairs, our team can help.