On April 22nd, people and organizations all over the world will be celebrating Earth Day in one way or another. A great way to participate in this day is finding ways to help reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint.
To help you on your way, here are some tips about making your pool (and home) more environmentally friendly this earth day!
If you have lighting in your pool, you may want to opt for LED pool lights.
LED lights may be more expensive to buy outright, but they are also more energy efficient and tend to last longer compared to their less efficient counterparts. In fact, LED bulbs use anywhere between 25 to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent and last 3 to 25 times longer, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
As a result of these features, your carbon footprint will be lower with LED bulbs.
As an added bonus, LED lights often create better illumination and some even change colour or offer additional lighting features, making your swimming pool seem more luxurious.
You can even take it a step further and replace your deck lights and other backyard lighting with LED lights to save even more energy.
Installing a swimming pool cover can play a big role in becoming environmentally friendly. By using a pool cover, you can reduce the amount of water used to top up the pool by 30 to 50%, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Not only to they eliminate water evaporation, reducing your overall water consumption, they can also help better maintain temperature so that you can reduce the amount of energy used to heat your pool.
Swimming pool automation gives you more control over your pool and reduces the number of times that you have to go out and adjust your equipment manually. More importantly though, swimming pool automation helps you reduce your carbon footprint by reducing your energy consumption.
Pool automation can come in many different forms, and similar to home automation, can control an abundance of functions. Often, the main focus of pool automation is the filtration, cleanliness and temperature of your pool.
With HeaterReader’s customizable 7-day programming feature, you can program your heater to operate on your schedule.
This helps to ensure that your pool is ready when you want to swim, without worrying about your swimming pool equipment running when the pool is not in use.
The HeaterReader also lets you set schedule for your pump. This means you can save even more energy, by running your pump less frequently.
As a result, you will see a reduction in your energy usage and, as an added bonus, your overall energy expenses.
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