Float into Savings
Swimming pools and hot tubs are big energy consumers. Use these energy saving tips so you won't have to feel guilty indulging in fun.
- Set the hot tub heater thermostat to maintain 102° F,
recommended by most health departments. Factory settings are
usually 104° F.
- Add a floating thermal blanket —
this will help retain heat and reduce the
amount of moisture building up on the inside
of your hard cover, extending its life.
- Use a hard (foam) cover with good insulation. Make sure
the cover and tub lip fit snugly.
- Keep the cover in good condition. Most heat loss will be
through the spa cover. Replace your cover if the interior foam
is broken or water saturated.
efficient pool pump is the variable speed
pump. Swimming pool pumps can use more
energy and cost more to run than all of your
home appliances combined.
- Set pool temperature to 78° F. Raising temperatures by one degree Fahrenheit can increase energy costs an additional 10 to 30 percent.
- Use of a solar cover can add up to 10° F, and helps your pool heater run less.
- Follow the manufacturers recommended circulation times. Generally eight hours a day is enough. Adjust as necessary.