Owning a swimming pool is not cheap. In fact, it can be rather costly unless you talk with your swimming pool contractor from Tipton Pools about money-saving pool tips. We can share tips on how to save money — and water — on your pool operations and many of them can be done wtihout having to invest in new equipment to help save money. What do we mean by that? Well, if you have an older, single speed pool pump and want to save money you will need to buy a new, variable speed pool pump; you’ll be spending money up front, but saving money in the long run.
Money-saving pool tips
- Don’t store the pool vacuum head, bristles down. Keep the bristles off the ground and the vacuum brush will last longer.
- Heat your pool water by using a solar pool cover. They are inexpensive to purchase and capture the heat of the sun to warm the water. No electricity needed!
- Clean the pool yourself between pool service visits. If you skim debris and keep the pool clean and the pump running to filter the water, it will take your pool contractor less time — and may cost you less money — for upkeep.
- Ask your pool contractor how many horus a day you should be running the pool filter. You may be able to get away with running it fewer hours in certain climates. In the summer, it’s probably best to run it for ten to twelve hours per day to keep the water moving and the chemicals circulated.
- Add chlorine after the sun goes down. Adding chlorine in the heat of the day will cause it to burn off more quickly and that will cost more money.
- If you’re going to clean the pool yourself you will want to buy pool chemicals in bulk and buy them at the beginning of the season. Ask us for a quote for upkeep and maintenance — you may find it’s less expensive to hire a pool contractor than to do it yourself. Remember, you have to not only purchase the chemicals, but you have to have a place to safely store them.
- Run the pool pump during the overnight when the cost of electricity is less. The same goes for running the dishwasher or washing machine.
- Keep up with shocking aka super-chlorinating the pool on a weekly basis during the summer. When you do this you can almost rest assured that your water will remain sparkling clean no matter how big the swimmer load. When you shock weekly you will avoid having to “double” or “triple” shock the following weeks and will ultimately spend more money on chlorine.
- Be diligent in using a pool cover. this will help slow the rate of evaporation of the pool water and that will help conserve pool chemicals. Using a pool cover will also keep the water cleaner and keep dirt and debris out.
- Use a robotic pool cleaner between pool service visits. If you don’t want to vacuum the pool yourself or if you simply don’t have time, invest in a robotic pool cleaner that can do it on your behalf.
- If you use a pool heater, lower the temperature by a degree or two. This could lead to a big savings, and chances are, no one will even notice the difference in the temperature.
Ask us for other ways in which you can save money on the operating costs of your pool.