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Reduce Your Costs While Being an Environmental Super Hero!

With the increasing awareness of how our decisions can impact the environment, there have been major strides in the swimming pool industry to become more eco-friendly. Many manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to be leaders in energy efficient equipment and environmentally friendly chemicals, and Sunset Pools & Spas is happy to partner with them. Please read below about the ways you can improve your pool’s efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.


One of the biggest breakthroughs in pool equipment has been with the introduction of variable speed pumps. The pumps can be programmed to run at lower speeds during peak electrical hours and higher speeds during off hours. These pumps are extremely energy efficient when used with proper plumbing.


When it comes to an in-ground pool, chemicals are always a concern, and not just because of the impact they have on the environment. The well-being of swimmers is also a concern. However, there are many ways to make your pool less chemically dependent. Here are two that we particularly recommend:

Salt chlorine generators

These allow homeowners to generate chlorine in the pool with salt. Using a salt chlorine generator helps pool owners in several ways:

  1. It lowers operating costs. Salt is less expensive than chlorine and greatly lowers the yearly cost of chemicals.
  2. It is better for bathers. The water in a pool with a salt chlorine generator is softer on the skin, does not burn the eyes and does not smell like chemical. Additionally, there is the added benefit of not having to store chlorine, which can be harmful if handled improperly.
  3. It is easy to maintain. With a salt generator, the chlorine level can be preset and maintained. It’s a perfect solution if you go out of town for extended periods of time.

Eco-friendly chemicals

Eco-friendly chemicals: There is a new generation of pool chemicals that come in the form of chlorine tabs. They increase the effectiveness of the chlorine molecules without increasing the chlorine concentration. These new tabs work especially well with a new state-of-the-art product by EZ Pool. The EZ Pool product eliminates the need for all of the chemicals most homeowners stock every year. All you have to do is add the recommended dose along with one or two chlorine tablets, and your pool is guaranteed to be algae free.

Automatic Covers

Automatic covers have become one of the most popular accessories for pools. With the operational savings and the safety protection they offer, they are a hard item to pass up.

An automatic cover lowers operating costs by decreasing the amount of evaporation. With less evaporation, less heat and chemicals are lost, which results in lower chemical and gas costs. By using an automatic cover, pool owners can also decrease the amount of debris in the pool, and as a result, the run time of filter pumps.

Automatic covers can be installed during construction of a new pool or during a renovation of an older pool.