Since we’re right in the middle of summer, homeowners have questions about the most cost-effective ways to heat their swimming pools. Sure, they could let the sun heat their pools up, but even though it’s hot outside, the pool can still be too cool for comfort, especially if you have small children who want swim. What’s the point of having a pool if you can’t even enjoy swimming in it?
Having a swimming pool in your backyard can be wonderful. You can have pool parties. The kids can be entertained for the entire summer. You can get a nice tan. You can use the pool for exercise. And, you can use it to simply relax when you’re not working. Sometimes, the family dog loves it too! But...heating it can get expensive.
5 Ways to Save Money
“How can I reduce the costs of heating my pool this summer?” Fortunately, there are different ways to cut down on your heating bills. The best ways to reduce the costs of heating your pool include:
- Using a pool cover
- Using a high-efficiency heater
- Controlling the water’s temperature
- Using a smaller pump
- Using the pump less frequently
You’ve probably already noticed that heating a swimming pool can increase your heating bills significantly. Not only that, but it uses a lot of energy too. If you’re serious about reducing energy and heating costs associated with heating your pool, we recommend: 1) installing a solar or an energy-efficient heater, 2) always using a pool cover when you’re not using the pool, and 3) managing the pool’s temperature.
According to energy.gov, “Covering a pool when it is not in use is the single most effective means of reducing pool heating costs.” So, if you don’t already have a pool cover, we recommend getting one as soon as possible.
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If you are having issues with your heating and cooling system, or need help with insulation, contact Green Home Solutions to schedule a service call. Our Cleveland heating and cooling specialists are standing by!