Targeting Pool Efficiency
How much can you cut the cost of your pool?
Owning a Pool can get Expensive
All these cost are going up.
pool runs about $2,200 to $5,000 to operate annually. Usually the
biggest cost are pool maintenance, the electric bill and gas if you are
heating your pool.
Generally if you have older equipment about 25% to 30% of your electric bill is associated with running your pump and filter
. New technology filters, pumps and heaters
can save as much as 85% of this cost.
This also applies to lighting for
the pool. You can also can cut your water bill by 10% by using pool
covers to minimize water evaporation and auto-fill units to minimize
your water usage.
Pool maintenance has gotten a lot easier. Automatic Pool Cleaners
do most the job. Electronic Pool Chemical Testers
have made it easy to manage your pools chlorine level and Salt Chlorination Units
have really simplified the job and eliminated the need for most chemicals in your pool.
Take a minute to answer these questions:
How much am I paying maintenance annually?
What is my annual electric bill?
What is my annual gas bill?
What is my annual water bill?
Results vary but in many cases:
Automatic Pool Cleaners, basic tools and a test equipment you can cut your Pool Maintenance by 90%.
Your electric bill is usually about 20-30% based on your pool. -- Savings can be as high as 85%
If you are running your gas heater --- you can save up to 25% of the pool heating cost
With a pool cover and an auto fill unit, you can save 10-20% on your pool water cost
With a Salt Chlorination unit you can save 80-90% of your pool chemical cost.
It may not be time for all these change, but targeted investments could save 1,000's of dollars this year.