How to Make Your Pool Energy Efficient

by | Dec 30, 2023 | Pool Equipment

If you have decided to go green and cut down on your energy use, you must be looking for ways to make your house energy efficient. There are many ways to make your house and pool eco-friendly. From the indoors to your backyard pool, everything can be made to function in a way that it helps protect the environment. Here’s how to make your pool energy efficient:

1. Pick a Darker Finish

When you pick a darker pool finish, it will absorb most of the sun rays and heat up your pool, cutting down your heating costs. So pick the right finish for your pool to bring down your heating costs and utilize the sun’s rays to heat your pool.

2. Get an Automatic Pool Cover

An automatic pool cover would make your pool safe as well as preserve the heat by allowing it to stay contained in the pool. It will prevent heat loss and evaporation and do a better job than a windbreak.

3. Use Larger Pool Filters

Use larger pool filters to have a bigger surface area for the water to flow so that the pump won’t have to work too hard. As a result, the energy consumption of your pump would reduce greatly and its life would be extended.

4. Use LED Lights

Use LED lights in your pool area to save 80% of energy. Replace your incandescent lights with LED lights because not only do they consume less energy, they also last three times more.

5. Update Pool Equipment

Older pool equipment tends to be less efficient than new options. It’s also not uncommon for older equipment to become less efficient over time. Make sure you have the appropriate and efficient equipment to match your pool’s needs.

Now that you know how to make your pool energy efficient, call a pool professional to get the job done. If you’re still unsure of where to start, consider getting a pool inspection. Swimming pool inspections can help you understand what aspects of your pool may need replaced now or in the near future. If you’ll need to replace equipment in the next few years, it’s a good idea to take that opportunity to update it to a new, energy efficient option.

Lone Star Pool Services is a professional and cost-effective pool cleaning and maintenance service operating in Houston, Katy, Copperfield, Cypress, Tomball and surrounding areas. If you are located in the area, get in touch with them for a free estimate by calling (832) 928-3017.