If you are a pool owner, chances are that you are looking forward to May and June so that you can take a relaxing swim once again. Although, opening your pool in the summer comes with increased heating use on your property. If you own a pool, you want to do all you can to minimize your heating bill and save as much as energy as you can. Luckily, there are few simple tips you can follow to improve the energy efficiency of your home pool.
Cover Your Pool
If you currently own a pool, it is likely that you have a cover for your pool during the offseason. If you are in the process of installing a pool onto your property, it is essential that you invest in a pool cover. The main purpose of a pool cover is to prevent heat loss and reduce the amount of evaporation loss. There a wide range of pool covers to choose from including an automatic system that you can operate from your smartphone. Rhine Pools specializes in home automation technology so you can operate many of your pool’s functions from another location. You can easily open and close pool cover with a push of a button.
If you have an older pool, the pool pump might be larger than it needs to be which is wasting energy. It is wise to invest in a smaller pump, specifically one that is Energy Star-certified, to ensure that water is circulating properly. Using a pump that fits your pool well will cost you less money on your energy bill in the long run. Installing a variable speed pool pump is an effective way to save energy and money.
An effective way to improve the energy efficiency of your pool is to clean and care for it regularly. If your pool is clean and functioning well, it will result in energy savings. Make sure that you have a predetermined cleaning schedule and that you change the filters on a regular basis. Maintaining your pool is as simple as skimming the surface and cleaning the sides to get rid of debris.
Swimming Pools from Rhine Pools
If you have questions about pool design and ownership, Rhine Pools is here to help. We are an all-inclusive company, so you won’t need to worry about working with ten different project managers and faces over the course of your project. Right now is a great time to step up your outside aesthetic, our services include patios, decks, shade structures, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, water features, plantings, lighting, and even more! Whatever you want as part of your pool and landscaping, Rhine Pools can handle the job! For more information and details on proper pool construction, give us a call at (410) 442-2445 or visit us online. For more pool design tips, follow us on social media at Houzz, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google+