Energy is a hot topic in our society today, and for good reason. In recent years, we have become far more conscious about our energy consumption and have therefore been making changes in order to conserve energy and, in turn, the planet. Many people don’t think about this, but a home swimming pool can take up a lot of energy. However, there are numerous ways you can conserve energy and enjoy your pool without harming the planet. Here at Mid City Custom Pools, we strive to offer our clients a wide range of options to meet their needs. If saving energy is important to you, we are here to help and answer any questions you may have about how you can do so while still having a refreshing pool in your yard.
There are many different ways that pools consume energy, from the filtration system and motor pumps to lighting. All of the motor pumps offered here at Mid City are energy efficient, meaning they have permanent magnet motors similar to those found in hybrid cars. In addition to making sure the motor you choose is energy efficient, here are a few other tips to help you “go green” with your home swimming pool:
Buy Pool Chemicals in Bulk
One of the easiest ways you can green your pool routine is to buy chemicals in bulk. Your pool requires a range of different products and chemicals to maintain the pH and keep it safe for use, so why not stock up? Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it will cut down on waste and packaging.
Make Sure Your Pool Pump is Energy Efficient
As we mentioned, Mid City Custom Pools only offers energy efficient pumps and filtration systems. We use a cartridge system from IntelliFlo that is the best on the market. We don’t offer any induction-type motor pumps in an effort to save energy and provide a more efficient system. Back in the day, all pool pumps were single speed induction models, which relied on older technology and was one of the main reasons why energy bills were so high. There is a great YouTube video that breaks down the differences between the IntelliFlo filtration system and single speed pump if you would like to see for yourself. This pump is a big deal and has completely changed the way pool water is filtered and cleaned. During the winter months, the freeze guard kicks on and can even run for 24 hours a day. This is life – and money – saver for clients during the off season and one of the reasons we are such huge advocates for IntelliFlo.
One of the biggest problems for pool owners when it comes to keeping bills low and conserving energy and water is pool leaks. Leaks happen, no doubt, but taking the steps to prevent them to the best of your ability will go a long way in the end. Here at Mid City, we encourage our pool owners to stay on top of regular maintenance and call us at the first sign of a leak. Taking a proactive approach to maintaining your pool will keep your bills low and stop any chance of wasting water.
LED Lights vs. Regular Lights
It is a known fact that LED lights are far more energy efficient than regular bulbs, so why are you still using regular bulbs for your pool? Whether you are looking for accent lighting or in-ground lights for your pool, LED is definitely the way to go. LED bulbs require far less wattage than regular CFL or incandescent light bulbs, which means they will help keep your energy bills low – in addition to lasting much longer.
If you are looking for a Southlake pool builder who will help you save energy without cutting any corners, give Mid City Custom Pools a call today.