Swimming Pool Blog

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  • Pool Pumps Earn ENERGY STAR Certification
    Rob Cox
    On February 15, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its first ENERGY STAR specification for pool pumps. Expanding into this new product category is part of the ENERGY STAR program’s overall commitment to help prevent climate change by encouraging superior energy efficiency.

    Friday, March 22, 2013 11:18 AM
  • Save Money at the Pool Pump
    A pool pump is the heart of your swimming pool. It keeps the pool water circulating so that the filter can clean and to spread chemicals around the pool. It is also one of the most costly in terms of your utility bill. It is not uncommon for a pool pump to account for up to 20% of a household utility bill. That is a great deal of money to spend circulating your pool water, but don't worry, there are steps you can take that will save your hard earned money.
    Monday, March 04, 2013 5:25 PM
  • Energy Saving Pool Pumps
    When it’s time to swap out that old pool pump or you’re just fed up with paying high energy bills to operate your swimming pool, consider two-speed and variable speed pump replacement options that can save you big bucks! You will want to examine your options to most effectively reduce the power consumption from your swimming pool pump.
    Wednesday, December 07, 2011 10:32 AM
  • Save Energy and Money with Pool Pump Energy Utility Rebates
    Many states are not only offering rebates, but have mandated requirements that all new or replacement pumps be Energy Efficient. States like California and Arizona, with rolling blackouts have been forced to look at all sources of demand on the grid, and make some smart choices to keep the cost of electricity down for everyone.
    Saturday, August 06, 2011 4:46 PM
  • Heat Pumps: Green Heat for your swimming pool
    Rob Cox
    If you are looking for a way to heat your swimming pool that is eco-nomical and eco-friendly, and have no place to install racks of solar panels, look at our selection of pool heat pumps from 10 manufacturers. Dominant in Florida as the number one pool heating option, pool heat pumps operate effectively in all 50 states, install easily and operate at very low cost.
    Friday, May 27, 2011 10:56 AM
  • Regenerative Pool Filters
    Rob Cox
    de pool filters can be bumpedIn the commercial world of waterpark management or pools containing hundreds of thousands of gallons, regenerative pool filters have gained quite a foothold. On large commercial pools of a million gallons or more, the use of traditional sand filters have their drawbacks. Backwashing a set of 6 large sand filters can require 50,000 gallons of heated and treated pool water.
    Friday, October 29, 2010 9:27 AM
  • Eco-Friendly Swimming Pool Filtration
    Rob Cox
    green pool filtersSwimming pool filters don't often come to mind when thinking of more eco friendly methods of pool operation. Pool filters do however, make quite an impact on your swimming pool's carbon footprint. In this article, we will cover the features and benefits of each filter type in this regard, but also discuss how filter size can be an important factor, discussing how bigger filters have less of an impact on the environment than small, undersized pool filters.
    Friday, October 22, 2010 1:55 PM