How can I lower my pool costs?
We often receive questions from visitors to our page regarding product characteristics, implementation/use methods, etc., but there is a question that cuts across all these categories, "is this the most economical solution for my pool? ".
Your home pool is something you, your family and probably your friends all love, but no one likes to see giant maintenance bills or wasted money.
Generally speaking, you can divide your pool maintenance costs into three main categories: energy, water and chemicals.
Saving money in any of these areas is well worth it because while the savings may seem small in the short term, in the long term they are significant.
In addition to saving you money, reducing consumption in any of these three categories will also reduce your pool\'s environmental impact and corresponding carbon footprint.
When you save water in your pool, you\'re not only saving on your water bill, you\'re saving energy and reducing costs with the use of chemicals. This is because when your pool wastes water, the latter has already absorbed the investment in heating and treatment.
On the other hand, water saving has increasingly become an issue of environmental relevance. There are several ways to save water in your pool, both indoors and outdoors.
When your pool is not in use, use a solar or protective cover. In an outdoor pool, using a solar cover will prevent evaporation and help heat your pool on sunny days. In an indoor pool, a thermal cover will reduce evaporation and keep the heat in the water.
Gutters around your pool will save you the water naturally lost by bathers using the pool, returning it to the system instead of allowing it to be lost.
One of the biggest causes of water loss is related to the contralavagem (backwashing) that must be carried out on sand or diatomaceous earth filters. The use of a simple pre-filtration system, such as Net\'Skim®, allows to significantly reduce the frequency with which this procedure needs to be carried out.
Your pool\'s energy expenditure is divided into three main categories; filtration, heating and lighting.
Depending on the age of your pool\'s filtration system, it may be worth replacing it with a more modern system. Modern pumps are much more efficient than old pumps and there are more effective water filtration solutions.
The Hayward RS II VSTD electric pump is a new pump available on the market which, due to its operation adapted to the conditions of the pool and operating 24/24, allows energy savings of up to 75%.
Even without upgrading your filtration equipment, you can also reduce your pool\'s expenses by keeping debris, leaves and other dirt away from your pool, either by using a cover or asking bathers to take a shower. first. This will mean that your pool will need less filtration.
Always ensure that the filtration system is used for as little time as necessary. Pools are typically heated to around 28°C. Good coverage will help maintain this temperature.
There are several ways in which your pool can be heated, some being more effective than others.
Heat pumps are a very efficient way to heat your pool, and the water temperature can rise by several degrees throughout the year depending on the pump\'s characteristics.
Economically priced and suitable for pools of all sizes, Fairland Inverter-Plus heat pumps benefit from titanium exchangers which make them highly resistant to salt, chlorine and bromine corrosion.
Finally, it is important that you are using the most efficient lighting lamps, LED lamps. LED light bulbs are approximately 6 or 7 times more expensive than traditional light bulbs, but will only use one tenth of the energy to generate the same amount of light and will last at least 25 times longer.
Saving on chemicals.
It is possible to have a saltwater pool that will never need chlorine additions. A saltwater pool uses chlorine to disinfect the water but the chlorine comes from a chlorine cell that uses the electrolysis process to produce hypochlorous acid.
Most of the pools built abroad are already saltwater pools and this trend is spreading to Portugal.
If you decide not to invest in a saltwater pool, then you can reduce your pool\'s chemical consumption by reducing water evaporation by installing a cover. It can also reduce chemical consumption by reducing the need for contralavagem as discussed earlier in this article.
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