Everyone enjoys the luxuries of a pool, but did you know there are many ways to an energy efficient pool, too?
5 Energy Efficient Solutions
ENERGY STAR Variable-Speed Pool Pump — There are more than 5 million in-ground pools installed across America. A key component of each pool is the pool pump, which re-circulates water through the filter to maintain water clarity and hygiene. Many pool owners don’t realize how much energy it takes to run a pump, and therefore not much time is spent deciding which pump is truly right for them. Pool owners also may not realize that pool pump speeds should vary based on how the pool is being used. The use of a variable-speed pool pump gives you the option to run your pump at very low speeds during filtration and to operate your pools water features, cleaning equipment or heating at the specific speeds needed in order to create an energy efficient solution. An ENERGY STAR certified variable-speed pool pump, such as the EcoStar SVRS, could do just that and more.
With Hayward’s family of variable-speed pumps, money flows back into your pocket. We carry the broadest line-up of ENERGY STAR rated variable-speed pumps in the industry. Our variable-speed pumps can even save you up to 90% on your pool energy costs. These pumps use less energy by allowing you to program specific operating speeds, automatically running at slower or faster speeds depending on your pool’s needs. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps save consumers thousands of dollars over their lifetime. They can often pay for themselves in as little as a single season as well as run more quietly and prolong the life of a pool’s filtering system. For the energy conscience pool owner, variable-speed pool pumps are the ultimate way to save energy.
Robotic Pool Cleaners – Although there are many different types of pool cleaners in the market today, robotic pool cleaners are known as the most energy efficient pool cleaning technology*. Robotic pool cleaners typically use less than 20% of the energy required by a pump to power a typical cleaner. By utilizing a robotic cleaner, such as the AquaVac 500, and reprogramming the pool equipment to filter pool water more efficiently, you may be able to save more energy and money.
The AquaVac 500 Robotic Pool Cleaner comes equipped with a microprocessor-based program that determines the most efficient cleaning path possible where pool owners can simply select the cleaning frequency that best matches their pool debris load. Working independently of the pool filtration system, this robotic pool cleaner technology is the most energy efficient solution, using up to 94% less energy than most pressure pool cleaners.
Pool Covers – According to the U.S. Department of Energy, using a pool cover is one of the best energy efficiency solutions for your pool. One of the leading causes of losing water and energy in your pool is through evaporation. The hotter the temperature in your climate, the more water will evaporate. If you invest in a pool cover before the season starts, you can significantly lower the rate at which your water, and chemicals, evaporates.
Pool covers help keep the water in so you can add water to your pool less often. Along with loss of water from evaporation, comes an imbalance of water chemicals in your pool. Pool covers help keep the water chemistry in balance by keeping the water in your pool and the contaminants out. They also help keep the heat in your water from escaping during cool nights. With your pool being maintained at a more constant temperature, you can run your pool heater less often, which will cut down on the energy costs of maintaining your pool too.
Preventative Maintenance – There are many ways you can efficiently maintain your pool; one of which is regular daily maintenance of water levels, debris, and pool chemicals. Make sure to lower the heater temperature when the pool is not in use and maintain appropriate water temperatures when in use. When it comes to backwashing the pool filter, only engage as much as necessary to avoid wasting any additional water and energy. Be sure to keep drain systems clear in order to allow the free flow of water.
Rebates – Beyond the energy efficiency savings, there are other revenue resources available to pool owners. A number of utility companies are offering rebate incentives to pool owners to encourage the use of energy efficient pool pumps. Hayward offers innovative new products with incredible rebate savings too. Get cash back directly from us by purchasing your next pool product from a Hayward Authorized dealer and registering for any of the many different rebates available**.
In just 5 simple steps, you can turn your luxury POOLSIDE escape, into an energy efficient getaway too.
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* When compared to pressure cleaners
** Rebate requests must fall within the guidelines of each individual promotion, so please read your rebate forms carefully and thoroughly