Earth Day Canada 2012 is this Sunday April 22, learn what you can do to make your pool more eco friendly!!

Heating & Heat Loss, How your pool can be an eco friendly pool

  • Reduce heat loss by using a pool cover. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, savings of 50% – 70% are possible.
  • Fencing, hedges, landscaping, and cabanas that shelter your pool from prevailing winds will further reduce heat loss.
  • If your pool heater is more than five years old, chances are a new high efficiency gas heater could quickly pay for itself in utility bill savings.
  • A pool heat pump can save up to 80% in energy usage compared to a gas heater. Check with your pool professional to see if a heat pump is appropriate for your region.
  • If you use your pool only on weekends, reduce your heater or heat pump thermostats settings by eight to ten degrees during the week.
  • When leaving for vacation for more than a week, turn off the pool heater or heat pump, including the pilot light. Please use caution in freezing conditions.
  • According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the  Red Cross, the most healthful swimming temperature is 78 degrees. Reducing your heater or heat pump thermostat to maintain a 78 degree or lower temperature will also help conserve energy.
  • Install a timer or a control system to automate the hours of operation.
  • When reopening your pool, make sure your heater or heat pump is working properly.

Check out  www.earthday.ca webiste for a full listing of event details in and around your local neaborhoods.

Source: http://www.pentairpool.com/pool-owner/save-energy/energy-conservation.htm

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