Guest Author: Jennifer Dawson, Writer for: PoolCareGuy
Some people may argue that there is no such thing as an eco-friendly pool. As pool maintenance often requires the use of harmful chemicals, which contribute greenhouse gases to the ecosystem, many believe pools cannot be made “green” at all. But this simply isn’t the case.
There are many ways to make your pool at home more eco-friendly, including:
Use a pool cover – Using a cover can lessen water evaporation by 95%, which means that you won’t have to continuously refill the pool. Covers also help cut back energy usage, since more heat will be kept in the pool when it isn’t being used.
Use a pool pump timer – Rather than running your pump incessantly, using a pool pump timer will save energy by only running at certain intervals throughout the day.
Install a windbreak – Since wind tends to speed up evaporation, installing a windbreak can help reduce water loss. Wind can also cool the water’s temperature, which means your pool’s heater will have to work overtime (and use a lot of energy in the process) to keep it warm.