How to have a ‘green’ pool
Renovation ideas from Town & Country Pool Builders for a “green” pool
Eco and environmentally-friendly pool projects have been on the rise in recent years. The reasons for these “green” upgrades are as unique as the pool owners who want them. Eco- and environmentally friendly pool renovations could save you money, help lower your pool’s carbon footprint, save the environment and even be a “safer” swim for your family.
Spend time with your swimming pool contractor from Town & Country Pools to uncover ways in which you can upgrade and update your swimming pool in an environmentally friendly manner. After you’re clear on the types of eco-friendly upgrades available and the cost of them, you can put your renovation budget in place and decide what you can afford to do. Consider the bottom line savings, especially if you’re upgrading out of date pool equipment or going from a single speed pool pump to a variable speed model — you will need to make an investment up front in order to reap savings in the long run.
Here are some options when you’re wondering how to have a ‘green’ pool:
- Naturally-filtered pools are popular. With a natural pool, your contractor will construct a natural pond adjacent to your pool. This second natural pool acts as a filter to clean the water in which you’re swimming. You will see a reduction in the need for pool chemicals. This is an ideal situation for those with skin sensitivities to pool chemicals.
- Invest in a solar pool cover. These covers provide dual duty — they prevent water loss through evaporation and also help heat the water. If you want to heat the pool water, look for the most economical method you can afford to have installed. Solar panels are an up front cost, but pay for themselves rather quickly. .
- The placement of water return jets in your hot tub or spa can add to, or subtract from, the operating costs. In many instances jets are placed a few inches from the surface of the water. This means the heat will dissipate quickly, meaning you will be spending more to heat the water. Ask us about redirecting the jets so the heated water is directed toward the bottom of the pool where it will help to warm it more quickly.
Investing in, or using with regularity, your swimming pool cover will help you cut back on the amount of chemicals needed, will help slow the rate of evaporation of the pool water and will also save you time and money on pool cleaning services. Ask us for more ideas for an eco friendly pool upgrade.