Pools & Spas

  • Consider installing a pool cover to save energy and money. As much as 70 percent of a pool’s heat loss is caused by evaporation.
  • You can save substantially by reducing your pool’s water temperature and the number of months you heat your pool.
  • Keep your pool’s cleaning and heating equipment clean and lubricated to make it as efficient as possible.
  • Switch your pool filter and sweeper operations to off-peak hours – hours other than hot summer afternoons, when electricity use is high and prices increase. If you have a time-of-use meter, this can save you money. Off-peak hours are between 6 p.m. and noon weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • Shorten the operating time for your swimming pool filter and- if your pool has one – your automatic cleaning sweep. In the winter, two hours a day of filtering could cut your filter’s energy use by 40 percent to 50 percent, yet keep your pool clean.