Whether building a new pool, remodeling, or simply replacing a piece of worn out equipment, it is important to know your options. Pool equipment has advanced dramatically in the past 10 years, and the cost of running a pool has dropped drastically primarily due to the advancements in pool equipment technology. Choosing energy-efficient pool equipment can save you up to 90% on your energy bill over time.
Here are some of the most important pieces of equipment to consider:
- Variable-Speed Pumps: The pump is the heart of your pool. It pulls water from the pool, through your filter, heater and sanitization system, and pushes back clean, clear water. In the past, the only type of pump available was a single-speed pump, meaning it ran at one constant high speed all the time. With the introduction of variable-speed pumps, you can now set your pump to run at lower speeds for only a set number of hours a day (depending on your pool size/usage). This can save up to 90% on energy costs. Many energy companies in different regions of the country are even providing rebates to pool owners who purchase variable speed pumps.
- LED Pool Lighting: Choosing LED Pool Lights instead of inefficient incandescent lights can save up to 86% on energy costs. Lasting 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, LED Lights also save you the hassle of constant service calls to change a bulb. LED Lights are also offered in exciting color-changing versions that will light up every corner of your outdoor oasis with brilliant, efficient light.
- Heat Pumps: If you decide you want to add a heater to your pool to extend your pool season, consider a heat pump instead. Heat pumps save up to 80% on energy costs compared to gas heaters. They use the heat from the surrounding air to warm the water in your pool rather than generating heat electrically. Temperature controls also help keep the water temperature more consistent and sustainable.
- Automation: An automation system not only gives you convenient control right from the devices you use every day, like your phone or tablet, it can help you save money. An automation system can save up to 70% on energy costs by automating essential pool and spa functions like filtration, heating and other backyard functions. When manually controlling pool filtration, for instance, it’s easy to leave the pump on accidentally. But with automation, you can set up schedules for your equipment to run automatically so you never have to think twice about your pool being clean and clear, or wasting money on your energy bill.
Talk to Sensation Pools today about choosing the most energy-efficient equipment for your new or existing swimming pool.
See the equipment we use in our EQUIPMENT section of our website.