This week was Earth Day so what better time to think about how you can reduce the environmental impact of your pool. Pembroke Pines’ premier pool cleaner and pool maintenance company, Pipeline Pools, has a few simple tips for homeowners to improve the environmental impact their pools have on our community. Environmental awareness has become an issue in almost everything we do. When you think of pools you think of chemicals and it is true that private pools are not the most environmentally friendly form of recreation and enjoyment.
But there are steps you can take to minimize the effect of chemicals and other issues like energy and water use. Most of these tips are easy to implement and some may even save you some money.
Tips for a Greener Pembroke Pines Family Pool
- Let’s start with pool chemicals. Chemicals don’t have to be nasty. There are several brands that offer all natural ingredients that work as stain removers, filter cleaners, enzymes, and clarifiers that can keep your water looking crystal clear. Chlorine is the culprit most commonly brought up when talking environmental hazards. Installing a salt chlorine generator eliminates the need for chlorine tablets. The salt generator creates a natural form of chlorine that gets the job done. There are also chlorine substitutes for shocking and sanitizing.
- If you have an inefficient pool pump you are wasting energy. A pool pump can use more electricity than your home’s air conditioning. Make sure you have the right size pump for the job. If you are unsure, give us a call and we will inspect your setup and give you our opinion.
- Pool covers can save you energy, reduce evaporation and help keep your pool clean. A solar cover will minimize the need for pool heating. If the idea of pulling a cover on and off each time you use the pool is a deal breaker, consider the roll on roll off models or even a motorized version.
- 4. Natural wind breaks like hedges can greatly reduce evaporation and assist in keeping the water (and swimmers) warm. Wind is a powerful evaporation force and robs water of heat. You can improve the appearance of your pool area and reduce your heating costs with a little inventive landscaping.
- Consider a heat pump. These devices have much lower energy costs than a gas powered heater. They cost more but you can recover that difference in 2 to 3 pool seasons.
If you want to see how you can lower the carbon footprint of your pool, call us today and we will set up a convenient time to inspect your pool.