Ask any swimming pool contractor and he will tell you that swimming pools consume a lot of water and a lot of energy. That being said, there are ways to have a swimming pool that is eco friendly and that’s what the swimming pool contractors from Bella Blue Pools in Toledo, Ohio can help you achieve if that’s your pool goal this year. Is there a way to have an eco-friendly pool? Yes and there are many ways to incorporate eco-friendly measures into your pool project and into its ongoing operation.
Why do pools use so much energy?
In the summer they need to have the filter run, water topped off, chemicals added and more. In the winter you either need to heat it or partially drain and cover it. Both scenarios can waste natural resources.
Is there a way to have an eco-friendly pool?
If you want an eco-friendly pool, whether to save money or environmental resources, here are a few steps you can take.
- Go solar. You can use a solar bubble cover to not only heat the water, but to keep dirt and debris from falling into the water. A solar cover is not as good at keeping the pool clean as are other covers – just as a note. A solar pool cover can reduce the rate of water evaporation by up to 90% The solar cover will also capture the heat from the sun and disperse it into the pool water and raise the temp. A solar powered pump is an environmentally-friendly option to filter the pool water using the power of the sun.
- LED lighting for in the pool and around the pool. LED lighting is long-lasting and consumes less energy. Compared to a regular light bulb, LED lights use five times less energy. LED lighting in a swimming pool is durable and can last for decades if properly maintained.
- Landscape for environmentally-friendly pool operation. A trend for swimming pool owners and landscapers is to landscape around the pool so it blends into the natural landscape. Rather than destroying the natural flow of your yard or removing trees to install the pool, contractors build around the natural landscape.
If having an eco-friendly pool is part of your plans for pool construction, give us a call and let’s get planning your pool project.