Looking for ways to save money on electricity and water, as well as help out the environment? It can be as simple as updating your pool equipment! Certain types and models of pool equipment can make a major difference when it comes to power consumption and water usage. Check out our top 3 reasons to invest in energy efficient equipment below.
With the cost of energy increasing each year, it’s becoming more and more important to think about the long-term operational cost when you choose your pool equipment. By looking at the energy rating label, you can compare the energy efficiency and running costs of pool equipment. The highest efficiency models now carry a rating of 9 stars, with every star representing an additional 20% saving in energy costs. The pool maintenance industry is continuing to introduce more and more energy efficient products that can help you save more on electricity. Click on the options below to learn more about how switching to energy efficient products can save you electricity.
Do you have a single speed or a variable speed pump? If you’re not sure, it’s worth finding out. A single speed pump only has one high rate to power all pool functions. With this kind of motor, a single-speed pump unnecessarily guzzles up the most electricity—and drives up electricity costs. Multi-speed/variable-speed pumps are often more efficient and use less energy as they can operate at a lower speed for filtration and a higher speed for pool cleaning equipment.
Robotic Pool Cleaners
Robotic pool cleaners reduce energy consumption by up to 83% when compared to other traditional suction pool cleaners and pressure pool cleaners. That could save you up to $250 per year in energy costs while still keeping your pool sparkling clean.
Pool Filters and Media
You may not think a filter is the place to save on electricity. While the filter itself does not use up a lot of energy, it is actually the energy demands the filter makes on your pool pump that really add up. The type of filter you choose can have an effect on how energy efficient your pool is.Sand media filters are common in the pool industry; however, they use up a lot of energy. Sand is dense and makes it harder for water to flow through it. This means sand makes the pump work the hardest and the longest to circulate the water to complete a pool filtration cycle. Cartridge filters are easier on your pump motor as pleats allow more water to pass through them each hour. Therefore, the pool filtration takes less time to complete, saving you money on electricity.
Did you also know that energy efficient equipment can save you water? By making smarter choices with your pool equipment, you can save water too, which is particularly important during a drought and throughout water restrictions. Click on the equipment below to see how it can save you water!
Having an energy efficient filter can also help you save on water. When a sand filter becomes full, it needs to be cleaned out with a backwash. A backwash is the process of thoroughly cleaning the pool filter by reversing the flow of water to flush out debris. However, a cartridge filter does not require the same water intensive backwash. Switch to a cartridge filter today to reduce the amount of water you use!
Robotic Pool Cleaner
Robotic pool cleaners can also help you use less water. As robots have their own filtration system, the pool filter is used less often. This can reduce the chance of clogging in the pool filtration system, resulting in fewer backwashes, which saves you water!
Save the Environment
Using less energy is not only good for your wallet, but it’s also good for the environment. When you use energy-efficient pool equipment, you are reducing your carbon footprint and helping to protect the planet. By investing in energy-efficient equipment, you can feel good about doing your part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.