Building energy efficient swimming pools in Utah have advanced leaps and bounds over the last 10 years. As a leader in the Utah pool industry, Westland prides itself in being ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and new technology. With multiple options available, yesterday’s pool can be built or upgraded to the most current and energy efficient technology available.
Two-speed and variable speed pumps allow you to run your pool, spa or waterfall at multiple flow rates allowing for different effects. You can run your pool or spa longer with less energy costs. Offering you the chance to get up to back in rebates by having a high efficiency two-speed or variable speed pool filtration pump installed for your pool! These pumps will lower your energy usage by up to 60%, thus lowering your energy bill and saving you money!
New LED lighting solutions has made nighttime swimming a whole new experience. Today’s LED technology can make your pool dramatically come alive at night while at the same time save money. Using 90% less energy than a standard pool light, LED lights use a minimal amount of energy to achieve stunning colorful effects in your pools. They can also last 5 times longer than a traditional white light.
Pool covering systems not only add security and safety to you pool but provide a great solution for energy savings. Swimming pools also lose energy through evaporation is by far the largest source of energy loss. Evaporating water requires tremendous amounts of energy. It only takes 1 Btu (British thermal unit) to raise 1 pound of water 1 degree, but each pound of 80ºF water that evaporates takes a whopping 1,048 Btu of heat out of the pool.
The evaporation rate from an outdoor pool varies depending on the pool’s temperature, air temperature and humidity, and the wind speed at the pool surface. The higher the pool temperature and wind speed and the lower the humidity, the greater the evaporation rate. In windy areas, you can add a windbreak—trees, shrubs, or a fence—to reduce evaporation. The windbreak needs to be high enough and close enough to the pool that it doesn’t create turbulence over the pool, which will increase evaporation. You also don’t want the windbreak to shade the pool from the sun, which helps heat it. more please see this link
The collector panels are usually mounted on a nearby roof, or ground-mounted on a tilted rack. Due to the low temperature difference between the air and the water, the panels are often formed collectors or unglazed flat plate collectors. A simple rule-of-thumb for the required panel area needed is 50% of the pool’s surface area. This is for areas where pools are used in the summer season only, not year ’round. Adding solar collectors to a conventional outdoor pool, in a cold climate, can typically extend the pool’s comfortable usage by some months or more if an insulating pool cover is also used.