One of the biggest energy expenses for homes is heating the pool. Using the power of the sun can keep you swimming in the middle of winter.
If you have a pool, you know heating it can run your utility bill through the roof. Fortunately, there are a number of practical steps that can be taken to cut costs.
Many people who complain about the cost of heating their pools fail to take common sense steps to cut the bill. One of the unrealized costs is the power required to run the filter circulation system. Spend the money on a high powered pump and you will save money. The more you pump, the less time it will need to be on.
Next, make absolutely sure you use a cover for the pool. Heat escapes through uncovered surfaces. If youre not using the pool, put a cover on it just like you would a hot tub. Try to add a solar bubble cover, which will create a bit of water heat by letting the sun in. Regardless, using a pool cover will make a major difference in your utility bill. Dont be lazy! Make sure you keep the cover on the pool.
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