Learn How to Save Money When Heating and Using Your Pool
While people from out of state might assume that Californians can swim in their pool every day of the year with no issue, we know that if you want to use your pool in the winter, you’re going to need a pool heater. However, this can get quite expensive over time. That is why The Stanley Louis Company is here to offer some tips on saving money when heating and using your pool.
Make Sure You Have the Most Efficient Pool Heating System
Of course, the first step is to make sure that your pool heating system is as efficient as possible. Ideally, you will invest in a solar water heater that can keep your pool warm without costing an arm and a leg. However, if that is not a possibility, then we can help you find another option that is within your price range yet reduces your monthly costs.
Use a Pool Cover
Other than using a pool heating system, the number one thing you can do to save money and keep your pool warm is to use a pool cover. No matter how great or new your pool heating equipment is, a pool cover can cut your water bills by as much as 60%. It can also reduce the cost of chemicals by as much as 50%. Finally, you can even reduce cleaning costs by keeping dirt and leaves out of the pool.
Don’t Expect a Boiling Pool
It is fairly easy to keep a pool at 78F in California without too much work. However, if you want it warmer than this, then you should expect to pay for it. Experts have found that you will spend an additional 30% on heating for every degree you want your pool above 78F.
Don’t Run Your Pump as Often
The purpose of your pool pump is to make sure that the chemicals are mixing well and that debris is moving toward the filtration system. It is absolutely not necessary for it to run 24 hours a day to get this done. Try to decrease your pump run time to just six hours per day. If that works, then continue to reduce it by 30 minutes every other day. The goal would be three hours per day, but you will see at what point you start to see a decline in water quality.
Turn Off the Pool Heater
If you are not going to use your pool for a few days, then you should turn off the heater. The idea that it takes more energy to heat it up than to maintain it when not used for a few days is false. The longer the pool heater is off, the more money you will save.
If you need help finding the right pool heating system, contact The Stanley Louis Company at 800-217-6527 right away.