The benefits of having your own swimming pool or spa at home are endless. But they can be a costly addition if the correct energy saving tips are not put in place. The average swimming pool typically uses between 2,000kW to 3,000kW of electricity each year depending on the size of the pump and how long it is run each day, costing pool owners anywhere between $800 and $1,200 per annum.
Top Tips To Reduce Your Swimming Pool or Spa’s Energy Usage & Running Costs
The majority of energy used for swimming pools and spas is for pumping the water through the filter to keep the water clean and optimal for swimming. Energy is also used to operate pool cleaners, lighting and the filtration systems.
Surrounding lighting can also add to overall energy costs and a simple way to reduce this is to install solar powered lighting in the surrounding gardens and landscaping.
The best way to reduce costs is to not run your swimming pool longer than necessary. Reducing the running time of your pool will reduce electricity bills, but be sure that it is not to the detriment of swimmer’s health and is running long enough to remove any nasty bacteria, dirt and waste. Running your pool or spa during off peak times can also ensure operating costs are kept to a minimum.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and regularly clean and maintain your spa and swimming pool and its equipment to ensure it operates efficiently.
Keep heating to a minimum and use a pool or spa cover to prevent heat loss and keep the water warm.
It also pays to investigate the various filtration systems on the market as each has varying energy needs. Blue Haven’s Envirosmart Swimming Pool reduces operating costs by up to 80 per cent.
For more tips on how to reduce the energy usage and running costs of your spa or pool call 13 20 25 to speak to one of Blue Haven’s friendly team members.