On a steamy summer day, is there anything better than jumping into the cool, refreshing water of your backyard pool? Nothing really beats it, does it?
Only problem is, it feels a little less refreshing when the utility bills come in. After all, water and electricity don’t come cheap. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to ease the pain and keep it enjoyable all season long.
“Keep the water in the pool!” When you were little, your dad probably said it all the time. And it probably drove you nuts. But it turns out, he was on to something. When you have a pool, you’re going to lose water in a variety of ways – evaporation and backwashing you can’t do anything about. But the splashing … well, yeah. Get the kids and their friends to keep the splashing to a minimum and you’ll spend less money replacing the water, which means the water utility company will get a smaller cut of your monthly income.
For the kids, try low-splash activities like treasure hunts, diving games, and maybe invest in a few gadgets and toys to keep the fun going.
Pool pumps can use a surprising amount of energy. And you might not know that you don’t have to run your pump all the time to keep it sparkling clean. To save a little cash, try running the pump at night. You can contact us to find out exactly how long you need to run your pump, based on the size of your pool.
Beyond saving some money on your utilities, you can change the way you buy your supplies. Pool chemicals don’t spoil, so stocking up when they’re on sale and keeping the extra in your shed will help you save a few bucks.
It may still be cold outside, but pool season will be here before you know it. If you don’t have a backyard pool and want THIS year to be the year that changes, give us a call or stop by and we’ll help you think through type, budget and details.