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Tips for Energy Efficient Pool Maintenance

Greening your Pool – the Good Way

Everyone’s looking to save money on utility bills these days. The secret to saving money on your pool operating costs is simple: consistent pool maintenance. Just as your car gets better mileage after a tune-up, your pool costs less to operate and is more environmentally friendly if all its components are well-maintained.

Here are some specific ideas to help you out:

  • Upgrade to a next generation programmable pool pump with a timer. The time allows you to set it to operate for shorter periods of time. Ontario Hydro sets different rates at different times of the day and you can set it for off-peak hours to take advantage of the lower electricity rate.
  • Check the pump itself on a regular basis. An efficient pump is one that will save money. Let us give you our recommendation on the right pump for your pool based on its size – running a bigger pump than you need to may be costing you money too.
  • Use a solar pool cover. It will maintain a warmer pool so you’ll use the heater less and it will also reduce evaporation so you’re not refilling as much.
  • A wind break – i.e. some element like a row of bushes or other landscaping, a low wall or gate that blocks the wind from constantly blowing over your pool -will lessen evaporation even during the day.

Regular swimming pool maintenance -the ordinary stuff like cleaning filters, cleaning the pump (re-priming), manually removing debris – it all contributes to lower materials costs for chemicals and cleaners and means your pool components will simply last longer.

Brushing the pool -this simple task will avoid overloading filters and pumps.

A high efficiency pool heater will also use less energy than your older one. Technology has come a long way even in the last few years and we can recommend a variety of heaters to find just the right one for your needs using the latest technology to give you maximum savings.

We Can Help
At Bremner Pool & Spa, we offer a customized weekly maintenance service package based on your needs and to help ensure that your pool is operating at peak efficiency.

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Established in 1981, Bremner Pool & Spa is one of the premiere swimming pool service companies in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Durham Region. We operate 11 state-of-the art vehicles and offer a variety of high quality and eco-friendly products & services including swimming pool repair, openings, partial swimming pool openings, swimming pool closings, weekly pool and spa service, pool leak detection & repair, heaters, liners, pumps and more. As well, Bremner Pool & Spa complies with all City of Toronto By Laws for Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas.

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