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Environmentally Friendly Ways to Keep Your Pool Warm Without Spending Lots of Money

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Managing a pool is quite different from enjoying the aura that owning one brings. You will soon come to discover, that the beautiful pool whose exquisiteness you were so carried away by, is capable of taking up all your time, money and some more.

The solution is not simply forgetting about the pool and allowing it to grow molds, selling off the house; or hiring a full-time pool man. There’s better news!

You, my dear friend, are about to be introduced to environmentally friendly methods of keeping your pool very warm, without having to part with hundreds of your hard-earned dollars.

When you select the most eco-friendly instruments to keep your pool warm, the universe smiles at you because one less person is having deleterious effects  on the environment. You can be that person when you do the following:

  1. Install a Solar Pool Heater

This is perhaps the most eco-friendly and yet, inexpensive method of heating a pool. If you’re in a location where you have lots of sunlight, this method is also very effective.

A solar pool heater makes use of the sun’s rays, converting them to heat and in the process, keeping your pool very warm and comfortable. It also costs you less, because this kind of heater uses light from a free energy source i.e. the sun.

They are also pretty easy to install, and when combined with other supporting pool heaters, you have the best results (for periods when the sun isn’t out). Get all the juicy information on the best solar heaters here

    1. Solar Heat Pumps

It’s best to use a variable speed pool pump instead of a single speed pump

That being said, getting a solar heat pump is one decision that can never be wrong, environmentally speaking. This is because if you chose a gas heater, you’d be expending more energy on the environment.

You need to also think in terms of speed when choosing a heat pump for your pool. Whichever way you look at it, pool pumps are usually the biggest users of energy of all the pool equipment, and variable speed pool pumps are able to help reduce energy consumption, because they only make use of the amount of energy needed to complete any task. Single speed pool pumps however, cannot select how much energy to use for any given task.

  1. Pool Covers are Also Very Effective

Leaving your pool uncovered is not a very smart move, if you’re thinking of conserving heat. When you leave it uncovered, water evaporates at a very quick rate, and you also lose heat. It’s pretty essential to cover up your pool with viable covers.

  1. The Use of Energy-Efficient Lighting

There are so many pool lighting options these days; many of which are environmentally friendly. Good examples are LED lights and solar lights, replacing traditional incandescent lights without batting an eyelid. They also use a lot less energy, and perform way better.

  1. Landscaping Matters

What has your landscape got to do with keeping your pool warm, you wonder? Well, good question. How you handle the landscape surrounding your pool, has critical impact on the environment. For example, you can reduce energy consumption and water evaporation by planting trees and shrubs, using them as windbreaks and in a manner similar to genius, keeping your pool very warm.

  1. Convert to a Natural Pool

Transitioning from a chemical pool into a natural pool can seem like a leap, but it’s one in the right direction of eco-friendliness. This would mean you use plants rather than chemicals, and biofilters. Would you love to reduce your carbon footprint? Here’s your chance to!

Wrapping Up

When you realize the vast amount of ways you could be eco-friendly with the usage of your pool, you discover, to your utmost delight, that you can be one of those people who make the world a better place with their actions!

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About the author

Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.