This Friday, April 22nd, is the 46th annual Earth Day. A time to pause and reflect on how we can protect our planet — we wanted to take the time to think about how to make your paradise a little more eco-friendly. Here’s how you can think green with environmentally friendly swimming pools and practices.
Environmentally Friendly Swimming Pools: Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is a huge topic of conversation these days, and there are definitely ways to include conservation practices in building your backyard oasis. Newer pump and filter technology helps in saving electricity, while using solar energy to heat your pool (whether using solar panels to convert the energy or simply letting the sun warm up the water on hot days) significantly reduces the amount of resources expended on heating. Speaking of heating, a good pool cover for nighttime will help insulate some of the heat that the water might have absorbed during the day. Lastly, choosing LED pool lighting will drastically reduce the amount of energy used by their incandescent predecessors.
Environmentally Friendly Swimming Pools: Maintenance
One of the most important responsibilities of pool ownership is keeping it clean so it’s safe to swim in and beautiful to look at. Normally, this is done with the assistance of harsh chemicals like chlorine. Not only can exposure to concentrated chlorine be caustic and harmful to your body — it can also be quite harmful to the environment. Even in small doses from splashes over the edge of your pool, repeated exposure to chlorine can kill plants and other organisms in the soil nearby, leaving your backyard paradise damaged and barren. There are plenty of more natural solutions to maintain a healthy pool in lieu of chlorine.
Build Your Paradise Today with Paradise Pools!
With over 30 years of experience under our belts, Paradise Pools is committed to turning your dreams into reality as we build your backyard paradise. We aren’t any ordinary pool contractor. From pool construction and renovation to creating a full-blown outdoor living space, we have plenty to offer any style and any budget.
Serving central Maryland, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, and Montgomery Counties, we hope to bring a little piece of paradise to your home. We have the expertise needed to create beautiful and long-lasting outdoor living features that will enhance your landscape and add to your property value.
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