- Purchase an energy efficient model.
- Use a pool blanket on your swimming pool when not in use.
- Keep the temperature at the lowest comfortable position.
- Remember to not turn up the heater to maximum, (it will not heat any
faster) But set it at a known setting for your desired maximum temp.
- Turn heater off or to a low setting during periods of non use.
- Wind is one of the largest heat thieves. Fences or shrubbery can
reduce the effect that wind will have on pool heat loss.
Other Tips to Economize on Pool Heating - from Teledyne Laars:
1 Keep a thermometer in your pool. It will pinpoint accurately the
temperature most comfortable for you.
2 Keep your thermostat at the
lowest comfortable setting. Each degree more heat than needed could add more to your
monthly fuel cost and use up more energy than necessary.
3 Mark the "comfort
setting" on the thermostat dial. This will prevent accidental or careless
over-heating and waste of energy.
4 Lower thermostat to 70
degrees when pool is
to be unused for three or four days. For longer periods, shut the heater off. You will
save money on fuel consumption and help conserve energy.
5 Protect your pool from wind.
Wind above 3 to 5 miles per hour can lower the pool temperature substantially. A hedge,
cabana or decorative fence can be an effective windbreak.
6 Use a pool cover when pool
is not in use. This can reduce heat loss by as much as 50%. If you are vacationing for a
couple of weeks or shutting down for winter, turn the heater off completely, including any
7 Drain heater completely
prior to freezing weather. Freezing water inside the heat exchanger can result in costly
8 Get a maintenance checkup
annually. Its your best ounce of prevention. Call your Teledyne Laars dealer for a
skilled technician to do the job. The cost is minimal and the service will keep your
heater working efficiently for many years.