How To Make Your Swimming Pool Energy Efficient & Environmentally Friendly – Part 2 of 2

We recently received an email from one of our long-time customers with regards to coming out to see their pool and proposing ways to make the pool energy efficient as they were looking to save on energy costs and contribute to a healthier and cleaner environment.

There are many products available in the swimming pool market that can help make your pool energy efficient, allowing you to save money on your electricity bills and put more money in your pocket! And, more importantly, you will be helping in keeping the environment green!

I am going to provide some practical tips to help make your pool more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. This is part 2 of a 2 part series on this topic. Part 1 was posted on January 26th and can be read by clicking here.

  1. Consider using a robotic pool cleaner to keep your pool clean

A robotic pool cleaner is an automatic cleaner that comes with a built in computer processor and its own built in filtration system.  It does not use your existing pump and filtration system.  Simply plug the cleaner into an electrical outlet close to your pool and it will go around and clean the entire pool on its own.

You will achieve energy savings by not having to use your pool pump or your booster pump (if you have a pressure side cleaner) to vacuum your pool.

  1. Install an Ozone or UV system to help keep your pool clean

Chlorine is the popular choice amongst pool owners to disinfect your pool; however, chlorine is not safe for the environment and can be toxic.  There are options available in the market that is more environmentally friendly than Chlorine such as Ozone and Ultraviolet (UV) systems.  It’s important to note that both of these systems will significantly reduce the need for chlorine.  However, you will still need to add a bit of chlorine to help maintain a residual in the pool.

Ozone – Ozone is a gas that is produced with an ozone generator.  An ozone generator will use the oxygen in the air and convert this to an ozone gas, which is then used to disinfect the water.

Ultraviolet (UV) systems – UV systems use UV lamps to generate a UV radiation to disinfect water.  Pool water passes through the UV system where it is exposed to UV radiation.

  1. Solar heater

A solar heater is an excellent way to save on your gas bills as you are using the power of the sun to heat your pool.  It utilizes solar panels to collect energy from the sun which then heats the water in your pool.  Water is pumped to the solar panels to be heated and returned back to the pool.

Please read an old blog post from 2014 for more information on solar pool heaters:

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About Bremner Pool & Spa:
Established in 1981, Bremner Pool & Spa is one of the premiere swimming pool service companies in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Durham Region. We operate 13 state-of-the art vehicles and offer a variety of high quality and eco-friendly products & services including swimming pool renovations, openings, partial swimming pool openings, swimming pool closings, weekly pool and spa service, pool leak detection & repair, heaters, liners, pumps, filters and more. As well, Bremner Pool & Spa complies with all City of Toronto By Laws for Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas.

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