Do you want to make your swimming pool more environmentally friendly? It’s true that swimming pools require a bit of maintenance to stay healthy and clean. Traditionally, that maintenance meant adding lots of chemicals to the pool. However, there are eco-friendly swimming pool supplies and steps you can take.
Eco-Friendly Swimming Pool Cleaners
There are several different swimming pool cleaners that are environmentally friendly. The first to consider is called an Ultraviolet pool cleaner. This cleaning process requires a sterilizer to be installed between the filter and the water return line. They use UV light to eliminate chlorine byproducts and as a result your pool requires less chlorine.
Another option is an ozone pool system. Like a UV cleaning system this system generates ozone through the use of UV light. The ozone is circulated into the water, where it breaks down and gets rid of contaminants. Like a UV system you still need chlorine but your need is greatly reduced.
With a salt water pool system you still need chlorine but the system uses salt and a special generator that actually creates natural chlorine. If you don’t like the feel of salt water or the ocean on your skin, don’t worry. This system doesn’t turn your pool into a mini-ocean.
There are other steps you can take to make your pool more environmentally friendly. Many of those steps include keeping your pool clean so you don’t need to use as many chemicals.
For example, a pool cleaning robot can move through your pool and eliminate debris. When material is allowed to collect in your pool it breaks down and causes the chemical imbalances to set in. Pool cleaning robots take the work out of maintain a pool and can reduce the amount of chemicals you need to use to keep your pool clean.
Solar pool covers help reduce the amount of water that evaporates from your pool. This saves you money on your water bill. It also reduces your water consumption. Additionally, if you love swimming in a nice warm pool you can’t go wrong with a solar cover. Solar covers, like wind shields, also help keep debris out of your pool.
Finally, consider investing in a good pool pump and filtration system. The more effective and efficient your systems are, the cleaner your pool will be and fewer chemicals will be needed. You can also invest in a pool pump timer so you can clean your pool and run the filtration system intermittently, rather than all the time. You can also set it to run when electricity rates are cheaper. For example, rates are often cheaper at night.
There are many ways to make your pool more efficient and more environmentally friendly. From green pool cleaners to eco-friendly swimming pool systems and equipment it all adds up to a more pleasant swimming experience and energy savings.