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The Sunlover guide to swimming pool efficiency

It’s no secret that we love swimming pools here at Sunlover Heating. We want you to be able to get the most from your pool and enjoy all that it can offer. That’s why we’ve put together some expert tips to help you improve the energy efficiency of your swimming pool. With our help, you can enjoy the pleasures of your backyard swimming pool while reducing your running costs.

We all know that water is a precious resource, especially during a drought. If water restrictions apply in your area, consider installing water tanks to top up your pool as an alternative to mains water. Every drop counts and this simple change could save you a lot of water and money. Minimise the amount of water you lose from the surface of your swimming pool through evaporation by covering up with a pool cover or blanket when you can.


Responsible pool owners can easily adapt their existing pool to become more energy efficient and water-wise. Prospective pool owners should carefully weigh up their needs and consider installing energy efficient equipment wherever possible. To make it easy to shop for equipment by efficiency rating, many pump manufactures display an Energy Rating on their product, just as you would far on a washing machine or fridge. The more stars, the more efficient the product.

It’s a nice idea to have a warm swimming pool, but considering the associated costs and greenhouse emissions before you choose a heater is also necessary. Consider solar pool heating in conjunction with a pool blanket or cover, as a great way to keep costs down and decrease your household greenhouse emissions. No matter which city you live in, solar pool heating Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne is the most economical and environmentally friendly way to heat your swimming pool. Even something as simple as the right position of your pool heat pump can raise the temperature of your pool. Make sure you speak to the experts to have the pool heated to suit your specific needs and location.

If you already have a pool in your yard then consider proper maintenance, and replace parts with more efficient ones that can drastically reduce your power bill. Clogged grates require the pump to work harder, which uses more energy, so it’s a good idea to keep intake grates free of debris. Remember, a pool’s maintenance requirements change, depending on the time of the year and how often it is used.

Start saving energy!

As you can see, advances in energy efficient pool equipment, combined with some top energy saving tips mean you can minimise your pool’s energy consumption and increase your swim season. If you’d like to know more about the products that can help you create an energy efficient pool, including solar pool heating, contact us at Sunlover Heating.

Sunlover Heating have installed in excess of 65,000 solar pool heating systems and built a reputation of happy customers over 30 years.


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