Over the course of time, managing and maintaining a swimming pool can get expensive. Pools require a lot of work, but as long as you’re getting plenty of swim time throughout the summer, it’s worth it. Fortunately, there are simple ways to improve the efficiency of your swimming pool so it works faster and saves energy.
Let’s talk about the different ways you can enhance your inground pool in Mississippi so that you save money and spend more time in the water!
Pool Finish and Color
Certain finishes affect how your pool absorbs heat. Vinyl liners are low maintenance and durable, lasting 10-15 years. Tile is easy to keep clean and enhances the aesthetic of your pool. By installing these finishes in a dark color, they’ll be able to absorb more of the sun’s rays to keep your pool warm.
Another option is to purchase a solar blanket. Solar blankets preserve heat during the day and night. If you don’t want to fuss with taking the solar cover on and off, you can invest in an automatic pool cover instead. These covers offer more protection and reduce heat and water loss. This way, you’re not relying entirely on your pool heater (if you have one).
Believe it or not, the surrounding landscape has an effect on your pool’s efficiency. Fences, hedges, trees, bushes and other objects act as windbreakers. These structures can reduce heat loss in your pool on windy days. The right landscaping can also affect how much sun your pool is exposed to. You can plant trees and shrubs to maximize the sun hitting the water.
Variable Speed Pump
Variable speed pumps are Energy Star certified and can save you $300 or more a year. These pumps allow you to minimize energy consumption by as much as 90 percent! Paradise Pools in Mississippi carries five different swimming pool pumps – the Power-Flo, EcoStar SVRS, TriStar, Super Pump and MaxFlo. Contact us today to see which pump will help you save money and improve efficiency.
It’s possible that your plumbing is to blame for increased energy costs. Plumbing systems have an effect on how your pool pumps are working. If the pipes are too narrow or take sharp turns, the pump might be working harder to push water throughout the system and into your pool. In this case, improving the plumbing system and routes can reduce load on the pump.
Overall, there are many ways to make your swimming pool more efficient, especially with today’s technology and energy efficient equipment. Better yet, using these strategies can make your pool easier to take care of, saving you time and hassle. For more ways to improve the efficiency of your swimming pool, contact Paradise Pools today.