According to the Association
of Pool and Spa Professionals and the American Red
Cross, the most healthful swimming temperature is
78 degrees. Lowering your heater thermostat to maintain
a 78 degree or lower temperature will also help
When reopening your pool for
a new season, make sure that your pump and filter
are working properly before adding chemicals to
For maximum filtration and energy
efficiency, backwash or clean your filter regularly,
Replace old energy hungry equipment
with the new energy efficient systems.
For more than five years
old swimming pool, the chances are a new high
efficiency gas heater could quickly pay for
its self in utility bill savings.
To ensure the pool is clean
and bacteria-free, check all water and chemical
levels often and rectify as needed.
A pool should include
many different barriers to ensure a child
or animal cannot get into your pool. Some
safety barriers include appropriate fencing,
a safety cover and pool alarms.
If you use your pool only
on weekends, install a programmable thermostat
and lower your heater settings by 8 to 10
degrees during the week.
Run your pool's pump during
low rate times of the day and investigate
the minimum time to run your pump. Explore
how to cut your pump's running time without
jeopardizing the cleanliness of your pool's
water. Pump timers are a great way to ensure
that they run at appropriate times for specific
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