Is an energy efficient pool worth the cost? This may seem like an odd question, but it is one the swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools in Fort Worth, Texas get asked all the time. Why? Because buying energy efficient equipment isn’t cheap. Bottom line, in order to save money you need to spend money.
A swimming pool adds beauty to your home and just might incresae its resale value. It is a major expense and shouldn’t be purchased just because you think you’ll reap additional money in resale value. What’s important to think about is whether you truly want a pool, if you have the time and funds to care for it or if you will hire a pool contractor to do it for you and if you’re in it for the long haul because it’s not an inexpensive proposition!
Is an energy efficient pool worth the cost?
Not all pools are energy efficient not are they environmentally friendly unless you work with your pool contractor to assure it’s both energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Talk with us to uncover the benefits of energy savings and about the installation of energy efficient equipment.
It is worth it to invest in energy efficient equipment?
- You will save money. If you buy and have your pool contractor install a variable speed pool pump and a pool cover you can slash energy costs by up to 30%.
- Invest in a pool cover to conserve water, cut back on evaporation of chemicals and cut back on the time needed to keep the pool clean. Swimming pools lose a lose a lot of water through evaporation because of the sheer surface area. A pool cover slows the rate of evaporation. Using a cover allows the pool contractor to use fewer chemicals.
- Ask about rebates that may be offered by your pool contractor or the state in which you live if you invest in energy efficient equipment.
How can you make your pool more energy efficient?
- Variable speed pumps are one of the biggest ways. It will cost money up front — of course, but you wll see a return on your investment.
- A pool cover is an investment and should be looked at it that way rather than being an expense.
- If you heat the pool water, reduce the temperature by a degree or two — you’ll realize savings and chances are no one will notice the difference!
Talk with us if you’re looking to upgrade and update your equipment. We can give you an estimated return on your investment and that might help you make an informed decision.