Simple Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Pool

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Energy-conscious homeowners all around Jacksonville are sometimes hesitant to treat their family to a new pool. Every pool company is familiar with the stigmas around energy waste and high maintenance costs that go along with a swimming pool. The Florida Luxury Pools team set out to debunk these myths with practical energy-saving tips.

Tip #1: Turn Down the Heater

The Red Cross says the healthiest temperature to keep your pool is 78 degrees. Yet, most pools around Jacksonville hover right around 83 degrees. We’ll let you in on a little secret. That extra five degrees can increase your energy costs by around 30-percent.

Take a good look at what kind of heater you have. It’s worth chatting with a local pool company to see if your heater is too big or lacks energy efficiency. Another simple way to maintain a comfortable temperature without overusing your heater is to keep a cover on your pool. Correct use of a pool cover reduces daily heat loss and saves around 70-percent on energy use.

Tip #2: The Right Pump Works Wonders

It’s simple, really. The larger your pool pump, the more energy and maintenance it requires to function. Use one of Google’s energy savings calculators or contact a local Jacksonville pool company for guidance on what size pump you should have.

To give you some direction, a .75 horsepower pump is normally just right for residential pools. Depending on the size of your swimming pool, the pump size requirements can vary.

When you do have the right pump, play around with the amount of time you use your pump each day. Start at five hours and see if that gets the job done. If your pool doesn’t get as clean as you’d like, increase in 30-minute increments until you find the sweet spot.

Bonus: Keep all of your pool grates free of debris. Built up leaves and dirt force your pool pump to work harder, which uses more energy.

Tip #3: Invest in LED Lights

Standard, incandescent bulbs use more energy and have a shorter lifespan than modern LED lights. In fact, incandescent bulbs require nearly five times the amount of power to operate. Switching out your bulbs is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce your pool’s energy usage.

LED lights also provide an aesthetic appeal that incandescent bulbs just can’t achieve. Ask for your kiddos’ input when choosing bulb color for a fun twist on the classic pool design.

Florida Luxury Pools is the Local Pool Company With the Answers

Our team of design professionals and pool construction experts know a thing or two about energy efficiency. We build custom pools of all shapes and sizes from Atlantic Beach all the way to Amelia Island.

If you’re in the market for a new pool or simply want to renovate the one you already have, we’re the team for the job. Chat with our professionals today to get started on your energy efficient pool project.