The amount of energy that a pool uses when heating up can be extortionate, leaving may pool owners worried about the impact on their finances and the environment. If you are committed to reducing your carbon footprint then some of these ideas may help you without compromising your need to warm the water. Read on to find out more.
Thinking About Your Boiler and the Environment
The first thing you need to think about is how you currently heat your pool. Maybe you use an oil or gas boiler or an expensive electric heating system. These options have been traditionally chosen by many pool owners as they are accessible, affordable and effective. Sadly, they have a detrimental impact on the environment that can no longer be ignored.
What Eco-Friendly Options Are Currently Available?
There are two main options to choose from when you want to achieve a more environmentally friendly result. These are air source heat pumps and solar heaters:
- Solar heaters are generally used as an addition to a traditional pool heater as they can help to keep the water at the desired temperature without the need to run the boilers as long as you may otherwise have to do. You can choose a solar cover, solar panels or even a liquid solar blanket that you pour into the pool to trap the heat.
- Air source heat pumps are growing in popularity as they provide the high levels of heat required for a fraction of the cost of the traditional options. For every one unit of energy used, an air source heat pump can turn out four units of energy that will heat your pool. When you consider that it is highly effective and completely climate-friendly, you may have found the perfect solution for your needs.
What Other Ways Can I Make My Pool Sustainable?
Heating your pool is just one area that uses up a lot of energy and stops you from being able to be more planet focused. However, if you are not in a position to upgrade your heating system to something like an air source heat pump, then we have a few tips you can implement to keep your pool as climate friendly as possible:
- Always Cover Your Pool – when your pool isn’t in use, take the time to cover it completely as this will reduce the amount of heat that can escape and defend your pool against evaporation.
- Regularly Maintain Your Pool – one of the biggest problems for pool owners is a leaky pool. Leaks mean more refilling and more heating, costing you and the environment a lot! Finding and resolving leaks is not only good for the lifespan of your pool but will help you to avoid issues becoming more expensive to fix further down the line.
- Use Smart Technology – with more home automation on offer than ever before, now is a great time to tech up your pool. Not only will it allow you to power up your pool from anywhere in the world, but it will also streamline your usage and help you to avoid using more energy than you need.
- Think About Temperature – balancing your pool temperature with your sustainability goals may seem hard but when you consider that each degree of heat costs an additional 10% in energy consumption, it shows that sensible usage is the key to success.
If you want more tips on creating a sustainable pool experience or you want to talk to someone about installing an environmentally friendly heating solution then the team at Rowlen are here for you. Our industry experience combined with our knowledge of pools makes us the first choice for many clients in London and the surrounding areas. Get in touch today for more information