In spite of Perth’s relatively warm weather; there will still be days when your pool will shift from warm and refreshing to uncomfortably cold. A heating system will help you get the most out of your pool, but the running costs can be hefty. Luckily, there are many ways you can reduce your pool’s heating cost while keeping it warm enough for year-round enjoyment.
- Run the pump when you’re not using the heater. Running the pump will help keep the pool water’s temperature consistent. Conversely, stagnant warm water rises to the top while colder water descends to the bottom. As a result, much heat is lost at the surface, which means your heater has to work harder to keep the temperature at the desired levels.
- Use a solar pool cover when your pool is not in use. A solar blanket or pool blanket works more effectively than a regular pool cover. Not only will it shield your pool from debris; it will also prevent heat loss via evaporation by serving as a barrier between the water and the air. Additionally, it can trim down your pool’s heating cost by up to 70%. Using a solar cover will also allow you to extend your swimming season and still keep your heating costs manageable.
- Install wind blocks. Around fifty percent of heat loss in a pool is caused by the wind. You can further minimise heat loss by placing fences, hedges, and other landscaping structures all around to protect your pool from prevailing winds. Blocking at least one side of your pool will help reduce wind exposure. This has the added benefit of enhancing your pool’s privacy by shutting out prying eyes.
- Pair your existing heater with solar heating. Why let your gas or electric heater do all the work when it can take a break during hotter days and let a solar pool heating system take on the job? In a nutshell, solar pool heating use collectors that are places on your roof, water is pumped up, through the collectors and back to the pool as the thermostat senses the suns temperature.
Solar pool heating is cost effective and environmentally friendly. They require very low maintenance and can keep your pool warm throughout the year. In addition, they are pretty easy to install. In fact, you can purchase a DIY solar pool heating system from the trusted leading solar heating specialists in Perth, Pool Solar and Spa.
Enjoying your pool need not be costly. By following the above tips, you’ll be spending far less for a properly heated swimming pool.
Smart Savings on Pool Heating Costs, InTheSwim.com
4 Tips to Reduce Your Pool’s Energy Consumption, GreenTalk.com