05 May '12, 10pm

#GreenTech: Making Your Pool More Environmentally Friendly - By Carl Seville, Networx Pools, and other water featur...

#GreenTech: Making Your Pool More Environmentally Friendly - By Carl Seville, Networx Pools, and other water featur...

Pools, and other water features like fountains and ponds, are pretty seriously inefficient when it comes to both electrical workings and water, so the most efficient thing to do is not have one. If you have one, instead of repairing it, maybe you should take it out and make it into a nice, sustainable, xeriscaped yard or maybe even a vegetable garden to feed your family. But OK, I get it, the Dallas concrete (or wherever you live) has created an urban heat island effect and you can’t imagine not being able to cool off with a swim in your own back yard, so you are going to keep it. So here are some suggestions to make it more efficient and better for the environment. Heating Your Pool More Efficiently If you plan to heat your pool, solar heaters cut down (or if you are lucky) completely eliminate the natural gas or other fuel used. But maybe you should just not swim when it...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/making-your-pool-more-en...

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