Eco-Friendly Pool Options
Eco-Friendly Pool Options

Eco-Friendly Pool Options

There are certain things to consider when choosing an eco-friendly pool. After you have chosen the ideal shape, it’s all about location, location, location! Placing it in direct view of the sun will allow the pool to be heated by the sun, which will lessen energy consumption. It is also a good idea to keep it away from trees and debris where extra damage is possible and extra cleaning is necessary.

POOL CLEANING

The reduction or elimination of chlorine in eco-friendly pool options is beneficial to the environment. Chlorine is used to kill off any bacteria or fungi within the pool. Eliminating chlorine is good for the environment, but requires other efforts to keep the eco-friendly pool people friendly as well.

A salt water pool may be a good option and is considered to be eco-friendly. The water is very mild, especially in comparison to chlorinated water. The chlorine is split from the salt (sodium chloride) through the use of electrolysis. This means that the chlorine is still the active chemical, and additional energy is used.

Ozonation, Ionization, and UV radiation are also good options. Ozonation systems completely eliminate the use of chlorine. Instead a chlorine free algaecide is needed because ozonation is not entirely effective against algae. However, if desired it is possible to add a minor amount of chlorine. This will control the algae. Ionization systems are expensive; however, they do work very well. The ionizer is added to standard filter pipes, as are UV radiation systems. As bacteria and other pathogens are only killed when they pass through the system, they are ineffective on immediate threats in the water.

GREEN HEATING 

Green heating is considered to be a wonderful way to heat your pool in an eco-friendly manner. Outside of simply building the pool in direct sunlight, it is possible to install solar heating systems on the house roof. They are so effective that at times they may need to be turned down or off to prevent over-heating.

TANK WATER 

In the past tank water was used around the world to fill or top pools from main water. At this point many locations have passed legislation banning pools from this. Pool owners must use rainwater for this purpose.

POOL COVERS

Using a pool cover year round when the pool is not in us allows for the pool to be kept in pristine condition. The cover prevents water evaporation, as well as heat loss. The pool cover also helps to stop debris such as leaves and dirt from entering the pool.