Swimming Pool Blog

- Money Saving Tips
  • Ways to Save on your Pool Heating Cost
    save some bucks
    It is that time of year again to begin worrying about having to keep your swimming pool heated.  The current state of the economy is making us all "tighten our belts" a little bit, and normally, the first thing to get trimmed are the luxury items; such as, your backyard swimming pool.  It is then very important to keep those operating costs for continued swimming pool enjoyment to a minimum.
    Friday, October 23, 2009 4:24 PM
  • Saving money around the pool
    dollar signMoney is tight all around the country, and around the world for that matter. Time for a little belt-cinching perhaps? There are several things you can do in your daily, weekly and monthly pool chores to reduce the cost of pool ownership. And, because all of these methods reduce demand on the energy grid

    Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:49 AM
  • Zero Footprint Pools ~ is it possible?
    Rob Cox
    The topic of a "Zero Footprint" Pool came up here at Poolcenter, and raised a few eyebrows. "Not possible", said one, "because of the manufacturing of all the products that go in to building a pool" "True", I said, "But, operationally speaking - could a pool owner operate their pool with zero carbon footprints?" More raised eyebrows.
    Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:01 PM
  • 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
  • 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