Upgrading to energy efficient equipment is one of the best things you can do for your pool and your wallet. Manufacturers have found ways to make almost every piece of equipment for your pool more efficient. Additionally, some manufacturers and electric companies will give you rebates just for upgrading to energy efficient equipment! For those interested in energy savings, we have variable speed pumps, LED lights, heat pumps, electronic controls, solar covers and other suggestions for increasing efficiency and reducing costs.
A variable speed pump can help save up to 75% of your original pumping bill according to ENERGY STAR. We can also use an energy calculator to estimate your savings by switching from a single-speed pump to a variable speed pump. One of our local power companies is even offering a $350 Rebate if you replace your old single-speed pump with a variable speed pump.
Are you looking to extend your swimming time in the spring and fall? Pentair is currently offering a $200 rebate on their energy efficient UltraTemp High Performance heat pump. A heat pump can easily add a few extra weeks to your pool season, and they provide a significant savings in energy costs over gas heaters.
Energy savings can go beyond your pool pump and heat pump. Cartridge filters are a great option for saving time and money. Unlike sand and DE filters, cartridge filters do not waste water or create a huge mess when backwashing. They provide the best overall performance, convenience and value. Long lasting LED lights can also cut down on bulb replacement costs and energy use. Additionally, insulated and liquid solar covers significantly reduce water evaporation and heat loss to save you money.