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How to make your pool more environmentally friendly

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Daniel Li
February 9, 2023

While having a swimming pool in the backyard is likely at the top of many people's wish lists for the summer, doing so can be costly and harmful to the environment if done incorrectly. In addition to the water needed to fill it and keep it at an appropriate level, there is also the cost of heating and maintaining it, cleaning chemicals, and energy. There are a variety of eco-friendly adjustments you may make to your backyard swimming hole, whether you already have one or are thinking about buying one.

Although this is the trickiest approach to green your pool, we cannot stress how highly we recommend it. Change your chemical pool into a natural pool to demonstrate your unwavering commitment to environmental protection. In essence, natural pools are swimming ponds that rely on plants rather than chemicals to win Mother Nature's approval. Additionally, they employ a biofilter rather than a conventional pump, which lowers your carbon footprint even more.

Another method to make your backyard pool a little greener is to utilize eco-friendly accessories like LED lighting instead of conventional halogen globes. You'll save money on new bulbs because LED lamps use less than a fifth of the energy of conventional halogen bulbs and last longer.

Hidden leaks are one of the primary sources of water loss in backyard pools. Even the most minor pool leaks over time might waste gallons of water.

Solar energy is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible ways to heat your pool. Installing one will cost more upfront, but the long-term savings on your energy bill will make up for it.

Similar to smart home technology, smart pool systems let you automate the key features of your pool, such as the pump, cleaning system, lighting, heating, and even chlorine levels. By preventing excessive energy use caused by carelessly leaving the lights on or mistakenly keeping the pump running for too long, smart technology can help you save on your energy bills.

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