It might be hard to admit that we’re not taking the best care of our environment, especially if we’re pool owners. Unfortunately, our favorite hobbies are contributing to global warming and making the world a hotter place to live in.
Luckily, some pool owners understand that pools can worsen the environment because they use a lot of water, energy, and even harmful chemicals. Therefore, more people are turning to an eco-friendly pool. They’re easy to maintain, and the best part is that they reduce the impact of carbon footprint.
Read on to find out how you can maintain an eco-friendly pool.
Choose the Right Chemicals
Chlorine is one of the most popular chemicals used in swimming pools to keep the water balanced. However, it has its drawbacks. For starters, it can harm a person’s eyes, hair, and skin. Moreover, it can also cause ozone pollution when poured into your pool.
Instead of using chlorine, you can use Ozonator systems or natural mineral sanitizers. If you’re willing to go the extra mile, you can use a plant to purify the water in your swimming pool. Although they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, they’re certainly more sustainable.
Keep The Pool Covered
Every year, thousands of gallons of water are evaporated because people don’t look after their pool. If your pool is only being used in the summer, it’s best to keep it closed the entire year. This prevents water from being evaporated and also saves you from pumping water into the pool repeatedly.
Buy Solar Heaters
It’s possible to swim all night without having to worry about the electricity bill. By investing in solar heaters, you can ensure that the water is pumped through the filter and heated through the solar collectors. This will allow your pool to function efficiently the entire year and save you the extra cost of electricity bills for several years.
Get a Pool Pump Timer
A pool pump is essential as it allows the water to flow smoothly and gets rid of debris and dirt. When you turn on the pump, you only want to run it for certain hours. However, we forget to turn it off sometimes, and it runs longer than the scheduled time—thereby using up more than the required level of energy.