How to make the most sustainable swimming pool for this summer

Sustainability and swimming pools: an inseparable combination.

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Creating and living in a more sustainable space is a must that extends to all areas, and of course, this also includes swimming pools.

 

Conventional pools are becoming an environmental issue, since they consume a considerable amount of resources and do not allow the reuse of water, for example.

 

What makes a swimming pool more sustainable?

 

Sustainable pools differ from conventional ones in many aspects, always putting our ecosystem first by saving resources. Read more and discover some of those characteristics that differentiate them:

 

01. Facilitate the recycling of pool water

Our current and traditional system of draining and refilling pools every time water needs to be changed is a wasteful and can lead to contamination of the environment. However, a water recycling system can be installed, filtering and treating the water for its reuse. This process not only saves resources, but also reduces the amount of chemicals needed to keep our pools clean.

02. Efficent filtration systems

Choosing a filtration system that reduces energy and water use improves its efficiency and promotes a sustainable solution for pools.

One option is to go for filtration systems with variable speed pumps, which adjust the speed of the water depending on the cleaning needs. Energy efficient filters are another possibility you can choose from. 

03. Sustainable energy sources, such as solar panels

Using a clean energy source for the water circulation pump, lighting, pool cleaner, or to even heat it during the cold months, is undoubtedly a more sustainable option against using other electric or gas energy sources.

04. Less toxic chemicals to clean the pool water

Many chemicals used to keep pool water clean are toxic and can be the cause of environmental contamination. Saline chlorination seems to be a more ecological alternative, since it prevents the evaporation of polluting gases, and does not produce waste. In addition, it keeps the water clean for a longer period of time, requiring less energy consumption.

05. Reduction of pool water evaporation

The evaporation of pool water is one of the main factors that increases water consumption. Pool covers reduce this problem and also protect them from dirt, while favoring thermal maintenance.

06. Sustainable materials

We can also promote sustainability by carefully choosing the materials used to build the pool and its surroundings, such as pavements or outdoor furniture. Going for recyclable, durable and respectful surfaces will undoubtedly make our pools more sustainable.