Blog Post Wednesday 13 January 2021
Backyard swimming pools are part of the Australian outdoor lifestyle and most of us have or know someone with a residential swimming pool. There’s no better feeling than jumping into the pool on a hot, long summer day, however, what most people don’t know is that our backyard pool is a major contributor to the household energy bill.
Pool energy consumption ranges from 8,000 kWh per year for a small pool to 15,000 kWh per year for a large home. Which means approximately 30% of household energy consumption.
Below are the top ways to reduce your pool’s energy consumption while still enjoying your pool.
Use a smaller, more energy efficient pump
The larger your pool pump is the larger your energy consumption and maintenance costs. Call your local pool supplier to see if you’re using the right size pump for your pool.
Use a pool cover all year round
By using a pool cover it will help not only help keep leaves and debris out of the water it will also help you to retain the heat. This will help you save money and electricity by not using your heating system as often.
Clean your pool filter regularly
Without proper and regular cleaning your pool filter will become clogged with debris and chemicals which makes it less effective. The more pressure on your filter means it has to work harder and use more energy.
Upgrade you pool lights to LED lighting
Swap out your pool lights for some residential LED lights. LED lighting typically uses about 25%-80% less energy than traditional incandescents which will save you money.
Program your pool automation system
When your family and friends aren’t enjoying a dip in your pool take advantage of the off-peak time to turn off your pool automation system. By turning off your lights, filter, pump and water features this will help you reduce your energy bill.
Now that summer is here, it's the perfect time to take a look at some of your regular expenses, and to make sure you’re on the right energy plan. Get in contact with Click Energy today.