How to conserve energy and still enjoy your pool
Tips for conserving energy with pool heating (for Sydney and Canberra pools)
A swimming pool can always make a great home even better. A pool can provide your family with entertainment, fitness, and enjoyment. Pool heating in Sydney and Canberra can increase the length of your swimming season, generally allowing you to swim into autumn and start again in spring. However, it is assumed that pool heating will increase your household energy bills, with a significant amount of energy being used in colder conditions. If you want to heat and enjoy your pool whilst also minimising your energy usage, we have some great advice. The following article will provide some great tips that will help you save some money.
Be conservative of heating temperatures
When it comes to heating your pool, it can be tempting to pick a temperature that is more towards the warmer end of the spectrum. Whilst this can be enjoyable, it can also increase your energy usage by up to 60%. Even the slightest temperature change can result in a significant increase in your energy bill costs when heating the entire pool. You’ll want to install a pool heater or heat pump that is energy efficient. This will allow you to make the most out of your heater without spending too much money. If you’re unsure on selecting a heater, contact our team of professionals on 0481 162 519. We’re happy to discuss our range of heat pumps, gas heaters and their energy efficient ratings. We’ll keep you informed so that you can select a heater that will save you money.
Install a pool blanket
When your pool is not in use, it’s important to keep it covered in order to retain the water and heat. When a pool blanket is placed on the surface of the water, it creates a barrier between your pool and the outside environment. This barrier then prevents the water from evaporating, as it’s unable to pass through the blanket. It also keeps it insulated so the heat from your pool is unable to escape. Many pool owners will install pool blankets in Sydney due to the warm weather which greatly increases evaporation. However, it’s not just the water that you lose. Your pool will also lose great amounts of heat through evaporation during the day. When it begins to cool down at night, your water will become cold the next day. A pool blanket will drastically decrease evaporation, reducing it to the point where it is barely noticeable. This can save you a great deal on your energy costs. Learn more about why you need a pool blanket.
Make sure your pool pump is energy efficient
Ensuring that your pool pump is energy efficient is another crucial step in reducing your energy usage. If conserving energy is your main priority, you’ll want to choose a pump that is smaller and operates less frequently. You can also reduce your pump speeds during periods where you don’t use the pool. However, you should ensure that the minimum requirements for your heater and salt system maintained. There are certain pool pumps available on the market that are designed to be energy efficient. Make sure to research some different brands and models, and check the Government’s energy rating system. Contact us on 0481 162 519 for some energy-saving advice.
Check your filters
A dirty filter will be less effective and cause your system to expend more energy than is required. Make sure to always check your filters regularly and ensure they are clean and free from any dust or debris. It’s a good idea to get into the habit of a regular maintenance routine. This ensures that all the components are running efficiently and effectively. A routine includes cleaning your filter, backwashing, shocking and maintaining your chemical and salt levels. Doing this on a regular basis will keep your entire system running efficiently and will help you to conserve energy.
If you have the money to invest in some pool automation devices, they can be great at reducing energy usage and automating your pool maintenance. There are devices for many different aspects of the pool. This includes automatic pool heating timers, pool blanket rollers, cleaners etc. All of these can reduce your workload and help you to conserve your energy just by setting up an automation system. For the initial investment, the long-term savings will definitely make it worthwhile.
If you’re using traditional light bulbs in and around your pool, you should think about switching to LED lighting. A summertime night swim is common practice in Australia, but if you’re using your lighting frequently, your energy usage can begin to spike up. LED bulbs are much more energy-efficient and will also maintain their quality. They use up to 75% less energy and last up to 25 times longer.
If you’re searching for an energy efficient pool heater installation, or you’re thinking about purchasing a pool blanket, take a look at our range of gas heaters, heat pumps and pool blankets and rollers. Eclipse Pool Heating have options to keep your Sydney pool heated throughout the colder months. We offer our pool heater installation services in Sydney and Canberra, providing expert service and professional advice. If you’d like more information about our range of pool heating products and how to ensure your pool stays energy efficient, contact us on 0481 162 519 to discuss your options.