If you own a pool and want to make it as eco-friendly as possible there is a lot that you can do, and it is amazing the difference that even a small effort can make. The following are some of the easiest and best ways to reduce the negative impact of your pool on the environment.
The fewer chemicals you use in your pool the more eco-friendly it will be, and one of the most effective ways to reduce pool chemical use is to keep on top of the water quality in there. By conducting daily water testing you will only need to add small amounts of chemicals in order to keep your pool water clean, meaning you can avoid having to use the larger doses of chemicals required to clean pool water that has been neglected. Staying on top of your pool water quality will also be helping to save water, as the cleaner you are able to keep the water in there the fewer total water changes your pool will need.
A great way to make your pool more eco-friendly is to reduce the amount of energy you need to use to keep it clean, and an easy way to do this is by investing in a decent pool cover and putting it on whenever your pool isn’t being used. Your pool cover with keep out leaves, twigs and other debris, leaving less work for your various pool cleaners and filters to do, meaning you will benefit by having a cleaner pool at far less of a cost to the environment.
For your pool to be considered anywhere near eco-friendly it needs to be safe for the local wildlife as well as your family, with one of the best ways to achieve this being to invest in a decent pool fence in order to keep any of the local kids, critters and other animals out. So whether you have kids, pets or just want to make sure that the local wildlife doesn’t end up drowning in your pool, make sure that your pool fence is providing an effective barrier to anyone or anything unauthorized from ending up in there.
While it can be great to always have your pool water at the perfect temperature for swimming, if you are interested in making your pool more eco-friendly try and use your pool heater a little less and use the sun to heat the water instead. On those colder days you can still use your pool heater to get the water temperature just right, but when the sun is blazing throughout the summer save some energy and use the sun to heat the water instead.
The better job you do of maintaining your various pool equipment the longer it will last, and considering the amount of resources and energy that go into making all those pool supplies, the less often you need to replace those pool related items the more eco-friendly the overall running of your pool will be.