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Published by Chris Watkins
Published 2011
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Swimming pools are a big consumer of water, and also of energy, especially if heated.

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  • Use a swimming pool cover, for water conservation, and to reduce heating bills. Evaporation is the largest source of energy loss in swimming pools.
  • If you want to keep the pool cooler in a hot climate:
    • Consider the placement of the pool when building, to maximize shade.
    • Erect a tarpaulin.
    • Deciduous trees are ideal for shade in summer and free access for the sun in winter, but also make a lot of work cleaning the leaves out of the pool. Covering the pool when most of the leaves are falling is a partial solution, but this option is only for very tidy, organized personalities who don't have trouble keeping up with the cleaning!
  • If you want to keep the pool warmer during winter:
    • Use gas or solar pool heater. Solar pool heating systems are relatively cheap and highly efficient. [1]
    • Use pool covers

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