Saving water and energy while using your pool during the summer is not difficult. Pool use in Florida usually begins in April when the weather is warmer. Some people use their pool and spa tub year-round. Regardless of your pool season length, these water saving tips will hold down your energy cost as well.
This is the best way to conserve energy and lower evaporation. A pool cover will hold in the heat when the pool is not used. You do not need to run the motor when the pool is covered.
Evaporation is minimal with a covered pool. As a result, you do not need to add chemicals for the pH balance as frequently. The cover also keeps your pool clean.
Constantly refilling your pool or spa tub will waste water. Find the leak and repair it immediately. A lower water level can harm your pump system and upset the pH balance. It will lead to higher energy and water costs.
Your pump motor should have a timer that turns it on during the day and shuts it down at night. A pump motor that works six hours a day only when the pool is in use will save energy. You can also arrange to turn it on manually when the pool is in use.
Check your pool thermometer. You may not need a pool heater during the hottest days of summer. Turning off the thermometer when you don’t need it will help save energy.
Clean the pool with a vacuum and scrub the tile when you are in the pool. Use a skimmer net to pull up floating debris.
A hot tub may use up to 240 gallons of water a week if it is used every day. The average stand-alone tub holds about 400 gallons. Many manufacturers recommend changing the water completely every five or six months. This can waste water if the tub is clean and does not need to be refilled. Keep the tub clean. This is one of the easiest water saving tips for spa tubs.
Free-standing hot tubs come with covers to hold in the heat and keep the pool clean. Keep the tub covered at all times when it is not in use. A hot tub is usually heated to 101 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit while a swimming pool is 80 to 83 degrees F. The hot tub requires more energy to heat it even if the water volume is less than a swimming pool.
Spa tubs attached to swimming pools can also stay covered when not in use. Many spa tubs have separate heating systems. Keep that heater turned off until the tub is ready for use.
Always check the water level in a spa tub and keep it above the jets. Water is lost through splashing when the level does not cover the jets completely. Limit the number of people in the tub to the recommended capacity so that water does not overflow from displacement.
These energy and water saving tips will work all year, especially during the summer. Contact Aquaman Leak Detection at the first sign of a leak. We can locate and repair a leak anywhere, even in the underground plumbing lines. Aquaman serves Brevard and 10 additional counties in Central Florida.
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