Pools can be a lot of work and maintenance. Weather you have an in ground pool or the growing in popularity above ground pool there are things you can do to save money time and avoid harsh toxic chemicals.
There is large debate between Saltwater vs Chlorine.
Without proper education on the two products, many people are initially turned off by Saltwater pool maintenance, I mean who wants to be swimming in saltwater in their backyard, yuck right? But the truth is, Saltwater pool maintenance has virtually no smell. Unlike chlorine which has a strong odor, has to be done properly in order to avoid sickness and can stain clothing saltwater has no salty smell taste or effect. More or less, you turn it on at night let the saltwater pump do it’s job and your good to go all day.
Algae(seaweed like growth in standing water) tends to build up in pools causing a lot of work for the pool owner leaving less time to enjoy the pool. With saltwater pool maintenance users are very happy with the lack of algae growth, cutting back on pool maintenance making your pool more energy efficient for both electricity and manual labor efficient. Saltwater maintenance like most things tends to be a bit more expensive at time of buying, but will save you $60 every bucket you buy.
That is a huge savings. Saltwater systems monitor and clean themselves, saltwater systems provide just as much disinfectant as chlorine. If energy efficiency is what you are looking for, saltwater pool system is the way to go.
If making your pool more energy efficient you would also do well to look into the heating system. Pool heaters can prove to be a source of wasted energy expense. Checking into energy efficient pool heater, could save you 50-80% of your pools heating expenses.
There are more tricks and tips to making your poolmore energy efficient most are changing out very simple areas such as lighting for your pool, motors and filters. If your pool is getting older and needing some updating on equipment, look into energy efficient pool equipment saving your household a lot of money.