BRENTWOOD — Everyone loves swimming pools, but no one loves the expenses required to maintain them. Between filtration and heating, a swimming pool consumes a lot of energy, which is anything but cheap, especially in California. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways you can cut the cost of powering your pool.
One way is to upgrade your single-speed pool pump with a variable-speed model. Whereas single-speed pumps only have two settings (on and off), variable-speed pumps have the ability to run at higher or lower speeds depending on what’s needed. This feature makes variable-speed pumps about 90 percent more efficient than single-speed pumps, which translates to a substantial energy savings.
Another step you can take is to replace your current pool heating system with an electric heat pump. Read more