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Sep 27, 2023

Enhancing Pool Efficiency: Top 10 Recommendations

Owning a swimming pool is a luxury and delight, but it comes with its own set of challenges, especially in maintaining energy and water efficiency. Local climate, wind, and humidity are significant factors, but with the right strategies, every pool can be optimized for maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact.

Remember, the efficiency of a swimming pool or spa is influenced by various elements including its size, design, location, and the equipment used.

Whether it’s a brand-new installation or an existing pool, integrating strategic measures to enhance efficiency is not just a choice—it's a necessity. The architecture, location, and equipment of the pool, coupled with regular maintenance, play a pivotal role in its overall performance. Here are our top 10 recommendations for an efficient pool:

Evaporation Management: Using a pool cover significantly decreases water evaporation and reduces the need for constant filtering.

Read our article on Pavis Pool Covers.

Monitor for Leaks: Especially for older pools, inspect the plumbing near valves and pipe joiners regularly to prevent water wastage from leaks.

Minimize Water Displacement: Encourage swimmers to avoid excessive splashing. Additionally, place 'no diving' signs around the pool to ensure safety and reduce water spillage.

Maintain Water Quality: Regularly balance chemicals and filter the pool to ensure clean, clear water.

Monitor Water Levels: Make sure the water level is maintained halfway up the skimmer opening for optimal operation.

Regular Clean-Up: Clean the pool, skimmer box, and other collection points consistently to ensure efficiency.

Prevent Animal Intrusion: Animals can bring in debris and contaminants. Make efforts to keep them away from the pool.

Regular Equipment Check: Periodically assess and ensure that all pool equipment, from pumps to heaters, is operating efficiently.

Opt for Efficient Lighting: Switch to energy-efficient lighting like LED. Additionally, keep the number of light fittings to a minimum to reduce energy consumption.

Upgrade Equipment: Consider investing in the latest energy-efficient pool pumps, filtration systems, and cleaners for optimal performance and energy savings.

Read our article on Selecting the Right Swimming Pool Pump.

Making the shift towards an energy-efficient and water-wise pool not only conserves resources but can also save you money in the long run. Whether you're looking for guidance on efficient equipment for a new pool or ways to upgrade an existing one, we're here to help. Contact us for tailored advice and competitive pricing on energy-efficient pool equipment.

About Pool Shop

Pool Shop is one of Australia's leading suppliers of pool and spa products, offering a wide range of essentials like cleaners, pumps, lights, chlorinators, filters, chemicals, spare parts, and more. We stock the highest quality products as authorised sellers of leading brands such as Zodiac, Astral Pool, Maytronics, Hayward, Madimack, Polaris, Pentair Onga and more. With a price match guarantee and fast delivery, we ensure a seamless shopping experience.

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