How To Make Your Pool Energy Efficient

There’s nothing better than spending a day with the family in the sun playing about in your own pool. But as the number of hours you spend splashing about increase, so do your energy bills.

To keep it clean and heated, you’ll be ramping up your electricity, but savvy swimming pool owners can enjoy their pool while keeping an eye on expenditure.


Keep It Covered

If you want to keep your energy bills down, your pool cover is your best friend. When the sun is at its hottest you can lose a huge amount of water to evaporation, so whenever your pool isn’t being used, it’s best to keep it under wraps.

A solar cover will trap the heat of the sun to warm your pool and keep freshly mown grass out. It’s also worth investing in an automatic pool cover for ease and convenience. It will save you money in the long run.

Only 10% of people in Australia use their pool covers regularly using the excuse that there isn’t enough space on their pool deck for a roller. That’s another reason why an automatic roller is a good choice.

When your pool isn’t being used, it’s best to keep it under wraps…

Pump It Up

It can be easy to assume that because you’re using your pool more often in the summer that the pump has to be turned up to the max. In fact, keeping your pump running ‘long and slow’ will cost you less in energy than running it at maximum speed for shorter periods.

Also, remember that not all pumps are equal. Some will have a much bigger drain on your energy bills than others, so it’s always best to do your research and speak to an expert who can advise you about the most energy efficient pump for your pool.

Don't Let Time Run Away With You

No filtration pump needs to be left on 24/7, but when you’re out and about with the family, it can be easy to forget to turn it off. Using an automatic timer that turns on and off when you want it to, will ensure you’re not spending any unnecessary dollars. You can also plan for it to kick in when your energy is at the cheapest, rather than at peak times. Every little helps!

Think About Your Filters

We know your water filters aren’t going to be the first thing on your mind, but they can save you money. A filter with a larger surface area will help to give your pump a rest, as it won’t have to work so hard to filter the water through, and that will keep your energy costs down.

If your energy bills are rising and you’d like some help to get them back in check, talk to the experts at Factory Pools Perth. We’re proud to be WA owned and operated. Our professional team has years of experience and can advise you on the small changes to make your pool more energy efficient. We have three display centres around Perth and if you’re interested in a quote fill in this form today!