With the threat of global warming always looming, it might behoove us all to consider investing in a swimming pool. That’s right: A nice, cool dip will provide a small bit of respite while fending off the dreaded climate change. But, in preparation of such cataclysmic events, let’s learn how to make the pools we have (or are planning to have) more eco-friendly in an attempt to mitigate that pesky global warming thing.
The poolPreviously, we examined the bio-pool, which relies on the natural filtration process of plants and organisms to make your backyard pond a clean and green oasis. However, it seems that there are other options to creating a more sustainable swimming environment while sticking to the more traditional pool setup. Viking Pools is one such company that is taking the traditional idea of the personal pool to a new age, eco-friendly level. This company uses smooth fiberglass construction for its pools, which results in both lower chemical usage and lower energy consumption. Here’s how:
“Fiberglass pools in general act as a natural insulator. Your filter and heater will potentially run dramatically less than equipment on vinyl/gunite pools. Depending on the climate and size of the pool, a homeowner can save up to $225 per month on their pool maintenance with our pools. “Fiberglass pools do not rely on steel panels or steel mesh/rebar for structure, they do not have the potential to leach chemicals and rust back into the groundwater as a more conventional constructed pool would.
“Due to the non-porous finish of our pools, fewer chemicals are needed because algae is less prone to attach to smoother surfaces. Additionally, less cleaning will have to be performed using automatic pool cleaners saving electricity.”