Enjoy Your Pool Without Making the Utility Company Rich

They say the rich keep getting richer. Of course, the utility company won’t complain if you help them out by running up your monthly energy bill like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie in a Chanel store. The good news is that you can keep that bill down without missing a moment of fun in your pool this swim season. Most pool owners only spend $10-20 a month on energy to heat the pool! Here are 4 major energy-saving tips to enjoy your pool without making the utility company rich:

  1. Running Your Pump – Many pool owners make the mistake of thinking they have to leave the pump on all the time, or they think it has to be running when they use the pool. Allow us to bust that myth! You can run your pump 8-10 hours a day and your pool water will be just fine. Check with your power company to find the cheapest hours of the day to use energy and put your pump on a timer to run during those hours. Hint: it’s usually at night. However, you will want to run the pump a little longer on the hottest days of summer. A good rule of thumb is an hour of pump time for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pool Cover – Chlorine naturally evaporates in sunlight, which is fine, but if you want those extra savings you can unravel your pool cover when the pool is not in use to keep the chlorine in, so you can run your pump a little less.
  3. Replace Your Old Heater – Newer models of heat pumps and pool heaters are more energy-efficient than the old guard. Don’t let the initial cost of a new pool heater prevent you from replacing that dinosaur. A new pool heater is a great investment. Your energy savings will accrue over time and your wallet will thank you.
  4. Find A Great Deal on Water Treatment Chemicals – Come on in to Backyard Oasis for great deals on water care products. Thinking about making the switch to saltwater? Ask one of our experienced staff about a Freshwater™ Salt System for a hands-off and budget-friendly way to sanitize your pool and spa.

A pool is meant to be enjoyed, and energy bills, not so much. Getting the max out of your pool this summer doesn’t have to come with a high cost when you apply these energy-conscious tips. At Backyard Oasis you’ll find energy-efficient products and the knowledgeable staff to help you find an awesome deal on your next pool upgrade. We’re located at 2200 US Hwy 190 W in Livingston, TX. You can’t miss us!