We’re not going to sugar coat it, owning and operating a swimming pool is not cheap. There, we’ve said it BUT having a swimming pool is one of those items that are priceless when it comes to fun, family time, health and staycation possibilities. We have 6 ways to save money on your pool. Some may cost money up front, but the return on your investment makes it worth it.

Talk with the swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, Tennessee if you’re looking for ways to save money on the cost of owning and operating a swimming pool. Living green, is about recycling, helping the environment ANd about saving green on what it costs to own and operate and maintain a swimming pool.

One of the best ways to save money on your swimming pool is through the use of variable flow technology and variable speed pumps. You can save a whopping $100 a month on average on utility bills. Variable flow technology is an energy-efficient swimming pool pump that moves water at a slower rate of speed, using the smallest amount of energy necessary to keep the water flowing through the pool.

6 ways to save money on your pool

Here are some of our favorite ways to save money on your pool.

  • If you heat the pool, turn it down! Even a degree or two will save money on heating the pool AND chances are you won’t even notice the difference in a few degrees of temperature.
  • Use a pool cover at all times when you’re not using the pool. This saves on water because it will slow the rate of evaporation and you’ll have to use fewer chemicals and if you heat the water, a cover will trap the heat. Win, win, win.
  • Use a timer on as many of your pieces of pool equipment as possible. Setting a timer not only ensures the pool pump and filter, for example, run as often and for as long as they should, but that they turn off, too.
  • Ask about a drain free pool and its hydraulics. These pools more efficiently circulate the water to reduce wear on the pump.
  • LED lights are energy and cost efficient.
  • Look for Energy Star rated equipment and invest in the highest quality, more energy efficient equipment your budget allows for.
  • Clean the pool with a salt water generator. You will save money on chemicals, won’t be swimming in chlorine and it may pay for itself in chemicals saved.
  • Clean the skimmer and filter regularly to keep the pool functioning more efficiently.

Let’s sit down — socially distant of course, and talk about ways you can save money on your pool and make it more energy efficient.