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Top 10 Money Saving Tips

  1. Invest in pool and spa automation – it can save you as much as 75% on energy costs.
  2. Right-size your pump. A pump should be able to circulate pool water at least every 24 hours, but every 8 hours is preferred. Many pool pumps are oversized for the size of the pool and plumbing, which reduces filter effectiveness and causes more wear and tear on plumbing. Pump Sizing
  3. Switch to a variable-speed or 2-speed pump.
  4. Think about switching to a cartridge filter.  They reduce energy-wasting backpressure and can save you up to 2,500 gallons of water a year!
  5. Use a pool cover or thermal blanket on your pool when it’s not in use. Evaporation accounts for 70% of heat loss from your pool.
  6. Add wind breaks to your pool. A 7-mph wind at the surface of a pool can increase energy consumption 300%!
  7. Consider a heat pump which can deliver a 80% energy savings over a gas heater.  Also set your pool water’s temperature between 78° to 82°.
  8. Try a robotic automatic pool cleaner – they can reduce your energy costs by up to 94% vs most pressure cleaners
  9. Maintain proper water chemistry so you use less chemicals.
  10. Consider LED lighting – they require 79% less energy than incandescent lighting and last 20% longer