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Upgrade your equipment and save

Today’s equipment innovations help reduce energy consumption and running costs.

There’s no denying it…life’s just better with a pool. But maintaining a crystal-clear oasis can come at a cost…for your wallet and for the environment. While some pool equipment has traditionally been a little energy-hungry, newer innovations offer game-changing economic and environmental benefits.

Variable speed pool pumps

Hands-down, one of the most impactful upgrades for energy efficiency is investing in a variable speed pool pump. Traditional single-speed pumps operate at a constant high speed, consuming excessive energy even when lower speeds could suffice.

Variable speed pumps, on the other hand, allow you to adjust the pump speed according to different needs at different times, significantly reducing overall energy consumption. This not only lowers your electricity bills but also extends the lifespan of the pump.

Energy-efficient pool heaters

For those who enjoy swimming year-round, a pool heater is an essential piece of equipment. Upgrading to an energy-efficient pool heater, such as a solar or heat pump system, can make a substantial difference.

Solar heaters harness the power of the sun to warm your pool water, while heat pumps draw heat from the air and use an exchange to heat the water as it flows through the pump and into the pool. Both options are a more cost effective and environmentally friendly option than some traditional choices including gas heaters.

LED pool lighting

Illuminate your pool and surrounds by switching to energy-efficient LED lights. Unlike traditional incandescent lamps, LED light sources use significantly less energy. They also last considerably longer, and, as a bonus, are capable of producing vibrant, customisable colours. Not just a pretty face, they’ll use less energy overall and reduce maintenance costs.

Pool covers

An often-unsung hero in the energy saving space, a high-quality pool cover is a simple yet effective upgrade that can deliver real energy savings. Covers reduce heat loss and evaporation, which in turn lessens the need for excessive chemical treatments. You’ll not only save on heating costs, water replacement and chemical loss, but your pool equipment won’t have to work as hard either. Win, win, win, win!

Smart pool controls

Embrace the era of smart technology and install a pool automation system. Smart controls allow you to remotely manage and monitor your pool equipment, optimising energy usage. Set schedules for filtration, heating, and lighting, and receive automated alerts for maintenance needs. This not only provides convenience but also ensures that your pool operates efficiently and eradicates unnecessary energy consumption.

How can you tell what’s what?

As you dive into the world of energy-conscious pool ownership, you’ll probably see plenty of claims. That’s because the pool and spa industry continues to innovate and develop product designs that set new standards for efficiency and sustainability. But how can you be sure the claims are real?

Leading the charge, the independent Climate Care Certified (CCC) program demands that certified products undergo third-party testing and verification to assess and report on claims being made – including those around water efficiency and energy savings.

When you see the CCC mark, you can purchase products with confidence, knowing that you are choosing an independently certified solution that is better for the environment. By insisting on Climate Care Certified, you’ll reduce your own carbon footprint while saving money. You’ll also enjoy peace of mind, knowing you are committed to owning and operating a swimming pool or spa that utilises the most innovative sustainable technologies the industry offers.

If efficiency, sustainability and innovation matter to you, choose Climate Care Certified products and services and remember to look for the CCC mark.

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