Eco-friendly pool: adopting the right practices

Tips for an Eco-Friendly Pool

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes the desire to fully enjoy your pool. But did you know that maintaining a pool can have a significant environmental impact?

At WPump, specialists in pool filtration, we believe it's possible to reconcile swimming pleasure with environmental responsibility. That's why today we're offering you some eco-friendly practices to adopt for your pool.

1. Limiting Filtration Time:

Filtration is essential for maintaining clean and healthy water in your pool. However, it consumes energy, and excessive use can have a negative impact on the environment.

Here are some tips to limit filtration time:

Cover your pool when it's not in use. This helps limit water evaporation and dirt accumulation, reducing the need for filtration.

a. Different Types of Covers:

Pool covers with bars:

  • Aluminum or steel structure
  • Polyester or PVC canvas
  • Manual installation and removal

Bubble covers:

  • Polyethylene bubbles
  • Floats on the water
  • Heats the pool water

Roller shutters:

  • Rolled up on an axis
  • Motorized or manual
  • Secure the pool

Winter covers:

  • Made of PVC or polyethylene
  • Covers the pool during winter
  • Protects the pool from the elements

b. Benefits of Covering:

  • Reduces evaporation (up to 70%)
  • Decreases dirt in the pool
  • Requires fewer chemicals
  • Saves energy

c. Tips for Choosing a Cover:

  • Consider the size and shape of the pool
  • Choose a material resistant to UV and weather
  • Opt for a cover that's easy to install and remove

Regularly clean your pool. This helps remove leaves and other debris that can clog the filter and reduce its effectiveness.

d. Different Types of Cleaning:

Cleaning your pool is essential for maintaining clear and healthy water throughout the swimming season. You have the choice between different types of cleaning to keep your pool pristine. Manual cleaning, using tools such as a brush and net, offers precise control, while automatic cleaning, using pool robots or vacuum cleaners, offers increased convenience and efficiency.

Regular cleaning offers many benefits, including clearer and healthier water, more efficient filtration, and a reduced need for chemical use. To optimize pool cleaning, be sure to regularly clean the bottom and walls of the pool, remove leaves and other debris from the water surface, and empty skimmers and prefilters for optimal operation.

e. Choose a Filtration Pump Suited to Your Pool Size.

An overly powerful pump will consume more energy than necessary.

Considerations when choosing a pump:

When selecting a pump for your pool, it's crucial to consider several criteria to optimize efficiency while reducing energy consumption.

  1. Your pool size
  2. The pump's flow rate and power
  3. Energy consumption

Opting for an overly powerful pump can result in excessive energy consumption, which is inefficient and costly. Among the various types of pumps available on the market, variable-speed pumps offer adjustable flow rates and are particularly energy-efficient. Turbine pumps, on the other hand, maintain a constant flow rate and are known for their power.

Finally, filter pumps play a dual role by filtering the water simultaneously as it is pumped, which helps maintain the clarity and cleanliness of your pool. By carefully considering these criteria and choosing the pump type best suited to your needs, you can maximize the efficiency of your filtration system while minimizing your energy footprint.

Choosing a pump for your pool is a crucial decision to ensure efficient operation of your filtration system while minimizing energy consumption. Here are some tips to guide you in your selection:

  1. Seek advice from a professional to help you choose the pump best suited to your pool, taking into account its size, flow rate, and specific needs.
  2. Opt for a pump that meets your pool's specific needs to avoid unnecessary energy consumption.
  3. Choose an energy-efficient pump to reduce your energy costs and minimize your ecological footprint.
  4. Adjust the filtration duration based on the water temperature. In summer, when the temperature is higher, it's often necessary to filter the water for longer to maintain its clarity and quality.

f. Tips for Adjustment:

  • Adjust the filtration duration based on the water temperature and filtration type
  • Monitor water quality and adjust the duration if necessary
  • Use a filtration timer to automate the process

Use Eco-Friendly Maintenance Products

 Traditional pool maintenance products can be harmful to the environment. Fortunately, there are now many equally effective eco-friendly products.

a. Labels and Certifications:

 Ecocert : guarantees the organic origin of products and their low environmental impact.

ECARF : certifies that products are suitable for allergic and sensitive individuals.

NF Environment : French label for environmentally friendly products.

b. Multifunctional Products:

 Examples of multifunctional products:

  • Disinfectant and algaecide : ensures water disinfection and prevents algae proliferation.
  • Flocculant and clarifier : agglomerates suspended microparticles to facilitate their filtration.
  • Anticalcareous and anti-stain : prevents limestone and stains formation on the pool walls.

Advantages of multifunctional products:

  • Reduction in the number of required products
  • Time and money savings
  • Less environmental impact

c. Product Dosage: 

Importance of adhering to dosages:

  • Avoid overdosing, which can be harmful to the environment and swimmers' health
  • Ensure product effectiveness

Tips for dosing:

  • Read usage instructions carefully
  • Use a dosing device for precision

d. Alternatives to Chemical Products: 

Salt treatment : an ecological alternative to chlorine. Salt is transformed into chlorine by an electrolyzer.

UV treatment : uses ultraviolet rays to disinfect water, without chemicals.

Natural filtration : uses aquatic plants and bacteria to purify water in an ecological way. This method is best suited for small pools.

In conclusion, adopting eco-friendly practices for pool maintenance is possible and allows you to reconcile swimming enjoyment with environmental conservation. By using a pool cover, regular cleaning, a properly sized filtration pump, and eco-friendly maintenance products, you can enjoy healthy bathing water while preserving the planet. Don't hesitate to implement these tips for a more eco-friendly pool!

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