Running a pool in the summer takes a lot of electrical energy to maintain desirable cool temperatures in the face of extreme heat.
This summer season, we’re spilling all the swimming pool energy-saving tips so you can feel better every time you take a dip:
Pool Heating Options Can Reduce Costs and Energy
We know it’s summer, but pool water can still be cold! A solid pool water temperature ranges from 78 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit. But, when the pool temperature rises, so do costs. Obviously, in warmer climates, costs won’t increase as much. However, either way, costs vary depending on the location and keeping in mind the increased percentage can save energy and money!
By integrating an energy-efficient pool heater, you can start your journey to pool savings!
Gas vs. Electric Pool Heaters
Gas-fired pool heaters use natural gas or propane to warm the water. On the other hand, electric pool heaters don’t generate heat on their own- instead, they capture heat and circulate it from one place to another through electricity. When it comes to cost, electric pool heaters do cost more. Therefore, gas pool heaters are more cost-efficient.
Electric pool heaters work the best in cooler temperatures, ideally, 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The colder it is outside the more air the electric pool heater pulls in and the more energy they use.
Solar Heaters are the Best Way to Reduce Energy
With this in mind, solar heaters are also a way to help energy saving. Solar heaters can help reduce swimming pool operating costs. Most solar pool heating systems include a collector which is where is the water is heated by the sun and proceeds into circulation. The collector will then filter any debris from the pool and then circulates back into the pool with clean waters. The collector can also be used to cool waters! Solar pool heaters are the most cost and energy-efficient to heat your pool.
Another way you can make your pool a more pleasurable and energy saving part of your life is by becoming a pHin member. pHin takes the guesswork out of pool and hot tub care. The monitor senses water quality (and temperature) 24/7, notifications are sent to your smartphone when the chemistry needs rebalancing, and the chemicals you’ll be needing are shipped right to your door in pre-measured, color-coded pods about every 4-6 weeks.
Your swimming pool should be a source of joy for you and your family, and you can maximize that joy by minimizing the headaches it can cause in terms of maintenance and work. And, of course, by giving your family warmer water when they most want it, with a solar pool heater.
Becoming aware of pool heating options can help decrease pool operating costs and save energy this summer! For more information about pool heating and energy-saving read our blog post here.