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Ways To Maintain A Sustainable Pool

With Earth Day around the corner and the general push to be more environmentally conscious you may wonder how you can do your part as a pool owner. While the water needed to fill a pool may seem substantial, there are several ways to minimize your environmental impact beyond that. Let’s take a look at four of the most common switches — some of which you may already be doing!

pool filter cleaning in lakeland flConsider switching to a “green” cleaner

Chlorine plays a vital role in ensuring your pool is not only clean, but also safe for you and your family to swim in. However, while it mitigates algae and other contributors to a dirty pool, it’s also not the best for you. This is also true for the environment.

There are several options that you can switch to which would still require some chlorine but can certainly minimize it. Some options to consider are:

  • Bromine
  • Oxonator System
  • Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB)
  • Natural mineral sanitizers

If you are interested in having natural and environmentally conscious pool options, you can opt for a completely chemical-free swimming pool. However, this does take a lot of work to ensure the balance and cleanliness is where is needs to be.

Make sure to keep your filters clean

Your pool filter will need to be changed from time to time to ensure that your pool is running efficiently. The dirtier and more clogged up a filter is, the harder your pool pump has to work to keep your pool clean. While this uses more chemicals, it also uses more electricity which isn’t too environmentally conscious. If you’re on a regular maintenance plan, this is likely a part of the process, but double check with your pool professional if you have questions.

Look into robotic pool cleaners

Interested in a solution that requires less time and work for you? A robotic pool cleaner is a relatively expensive solution that takes the labor out of cleaning for you. On top of that, it’s regular cleans require fewer chemicals to maintain a pristine pool. And can help to elongate the time in between filter switches.

pool water testing in Plant City, FLHave a heater? Consider solar

If you have a heater in your pool, you may be racking up a hefty bill to keep your pool at a comfortable temperature. At the same time, it increases your environmental footprint by constantly running it. There are several solar pool heater options that will definitely decrease your impact, while also potentially saving you money.

Need help maintaining your pool? Call Poolworks today!

If reading this article made you realize some opportunities to lower your environmental footprint, it may be time to call Poolworks to get started. Even if you aren’t sure what options would be best for your pool, our team can help assist you. We will work with you to determine the solution and discuss a plan that works within your budget and timeline. Call us today at (863) 967-2863 to speak with a pool cleaning expert. You can also reach out using our easy contact form.

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