Calculating Savings With A Variable Speed Pool Pump
One of the biggest false arguments against variable speed pumps versus single speed pumps is that you can just use a single speed pump and turn it off part of the day. This is how people used to save money with their pool pumps and the argument exists today that this is a viable option. In my expert opinion this is a fallacy and one that is argued mostly by people who do not understand the math behind exactly how (and how much) energy you save by using a variable speed pump. Let’s look at this equation of a variable speed pump versus a single speed pump that only runs part of the day.Read More
Preventing a Green Pool in Tucson
Posted on: August 19 2017
Summer is still in full swing here in the desert Southwest of Tucson, Arizona, but colder months are not far away. Since Tucson never gets truly cold (according to those snowbirds, anyway), uncovering your pool to find it a disgusting shade of green is always a possibility. The fact of the matter is that the best way to get rid of a green pool is to prevent it from ever happening in the first place. That can seem like a daunting task, but a little dilligence (and elbow grease) can get you squared away.
Most pool owners know that it is a good idea to keep the pool clean. Some basic maintenance like skimming and adding the proper chemicals can keep your pool in tip-top shape for when those summer months roll around you’re wanting to cannonball your way into that cool, refreshing water. But what many pool owners don’t know is that when you don’t keep your pool clean, you risk not only costing yourself more money in the long run since you’ll have to pay a professional to get your pool back into working shape, but you could also be risking extra wear and tear on your equipment which could lead to costly repairs down the line.