Energy efficiency is a growing priority for homeowners and businesses throughout the country. Creating an energy efficient pool is becoming more common, and we have worked with numerous homeowners to create a calming oasis that is also easy on their energy bill. How can you make your pool more energy efficient?
Choose the Right Finish
A darker pool finish will absorb the rays from the sun and heat the pool. That can be a good thing in the chilly months, but it’s not good news for the summer months when you want a refreshing dip. If you choose a more neutral shade for the pool finish, you can enjoy benefits during swim season and the early fall months.
Use a Variable-Speed Pool Pump
You can purchase an Energy Star certified pool pump that has a variable speed for energy efficient water circulation. An energy efficient pool doesn’t feel like a compromise when you are using the right equipment to get there! Energy Star certified pool pumps can save you over $300 a year when compared to similar pool pumps.
Check Your Plumbing
When was the last time you thought about your pool’s plumbing? If you’re like most people, the answer is never! One of the best ways to create an energy efficient pool is by using pipes that are right for the pool size and water requirements. Many times, pipes used for swimming pools are too small or installed in a manner that has lots of loops and bends. These will make a pool pump work harder than necessary, using up more energy in the process. A skilled pool installation contractor can take a look at the pipes leading to your pool and then install new plumbing that is more appropriate.
Contact Sunrise Premier Pool Builders Today
If you need the perfect spa for your home, Sunrise Pool Builders are here to help. We are happy to walk you through every step of the design process and ensure that your pool or spa meets the needs of every member of your family and all of the activities you want a pool or spa for. If you are ready to design the perfect pool or spa for your home, contact the experts at Sunrise Pools & Spas. For more information on our services, contact us online or give us a call at 410-349-3852. To see examples of our work, check us out on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.