Owning a swimming pool can be a costly endeavor. Have you ever asked your pool contractor from Seahorse Pools in Fort Worth, Texas how to save money when you own a pool? There are many ways — some are no-brainers and others you may never have given any thought to.
Counting pennies on specific aspects of pool ownership allows you money to spend on fun things for your pool — pool floats, a basketball game, a big pool party!
How to save money when you own a pool
- Use a solar pool cover. This will help keep the water warm and can help your pool heater run less often and that’s a money saver.
- Store the pool vacuum with the “head up” rather than resting it bristles down.
- Clean off the pool cover during the winter. Use a pool cover pump and remove standing water. Don’t take a chance on the water being too heavy and damaging your pool or the cover itself.
- If the weather is cool, ask us whether it would be feasible to run the filter and pump fewer hours. During the heat of the summer you want to run the filter and pump up to 12 hours a day, but you may be able to cut back on that when it cools off.
- Run the pool pump at night when electricity is cheaper. Off peak hours are typically from 8 pm to 6 am and electricity to run the pump will be less expensive.
- Shock the pool weekly. You may think you’re saving money by skipping a week, but chances are it will take more chlorine and take you longer to rid the pool of algae if you don’t shock weekly.
- Don’t waste pool water. Keep the pool water at proper levels so it doesn’t get splashed out. Use a pool cover to help slow the rate of evaporation.
Talk with us for money-saving measures to incorporate into your swimming pool.