Swimming Pool Blog

ECO-FRIENDLY POOLS
  • Dissecting the Nature2 purifier
    Nature2 does work well, and as a pool tech, having installed many Nature2 purifiers over the years, I can say that they definitely do reduce the chlorine demand in the pool, while adding a sparkling clarity to the water. It also gives the water a softer feel, with less chlorine smell. Nature2 is not a chlorinator, and it is not a standalone sanitization system.
    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:42 PM
  • Swimming Pool Evaporation - stop the cycle!
    Evaporation can be stealing water from your pool and money from your wallet. Water costs money yes, but water that has been treated and heated costs more! There are a few simple tricks that can be implemented to reduce your evaporation and save you some green
     
    Monday, June 29, 2009 11:26 AM
  • Your Swimming Pool Carbon Footprint
    Swimming pools have a reputation for being water, electricity and in some cases, fossil  fuel hogs. And that might not be far from the truth. In homes with backyard pools, more electricity is used to power the pool pump than anything else except A/C or heating system. In fact, the average California residential pool uses enough electricity during the summer to power an average home for three months.
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:50 PM
  • Environmentally Friendly Pool Sanitation Options
    Swimming pools have come a long way over the years when it comes to sanitation. Back in Roman times, pools were heated, but they had to have the water changed a lot to keep them clean and clear. This was common practice until chlorine came along about 100 years ago, to kill bacteria and algae keeping them sanitized for use. Over the years people are leaning away from chlorine trying to have a more environmentally friendly pool.
     
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 1:21 PM
  • Green Heat: Green Ways to Heat Your Pool and $ave Green
    heat pumpsWith a growing trend of eco-friendly products on the market, most people are trying to do their part to save our planet. A lot of these folks are trying cutting back on power consumption and the use of fossil fuels. What many swimming pool owners do not know that swimming pools can be green too (I am not talking about algae in the water).
     
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 12:41 PM
  • Be a Conservative Pool Owner - save Money & Energy!
    In honor of Earth Day 2009, here's a post on how you can save money on your money pit! Let's face it - pool's use energy and they can waste energy too! Here's four areas to look at ~ to try to keep your pool from draining...your wallet and heating up our planet! We look at solar pool heating, use of a solar blanket, energy efficient pumps and motors and ways that you can conserve water in your pool.
     
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:09 AM
  • Natural Swimming Pools ~ a truly Green Pool!
    Dirt, rocks, grass and plants. Everything you don’t want around your pool. Right? Not anymore. Forward thinking, green minded homeowners are using these things to filter and clean their swimming pool water. They're called Natural Pools and they are becoming more and more popular, especially in Europe.
    Sunday, April 05, 2009 6:39 PM
  • Swimming Pools can be Environmentally Friendly, too!
    Many swimming pool owners do not  know that swimming pools can be green too ( I am not talking about algae in the water). There are many products on the market that can make a pool more eco-friendly and help cut back on energy bills and save water too. I will cover most in this article to educate all of you pool owners out there. There are also techniques or methods of operating your pool that can save energy, while not requiring new products to do so.
     
    Saturday, February 28, 2009 10:54 PM
  • Enersol Solar Heating

     

    What is the advantage to solar pool heat? It's free! Can't beat that. It is also very easy for DIY types.  For less than the cost of a conventional pool heater, consider that being your only expense for years, while extending your swimming season by months. 85 degree pool in October? No problem. For free!  With all this talk about the whole green movement, and the use and depletion of our natural resources, it makes sense to not only consider, but utilize solar heat for swimming pools. 

     
     
    Tuesday, May 06, 2008 12:35 PM