Swimming pools are costly. There is no denying that the cost of having a swimming pool constructed is a major expense — probably rivaling your home purchase. The swimming pool contractors from Imperial Pools, Inc. in Decatur, Illinois have tips on how to save money on your pool bills.

We have put together a list of ways in which you can save money without impacting your pooltime enjoyment.

How to save money on your pool bills

Here are our best, and easiest, tips to save money on the cost of operating your pool.

  • Save money on construction by having your pool builder use four-inch ridged insulation. This construction style creates a thermal break, reduces heat loss saves money.
  • Install programmable thermostats and timers to turn on the pool heater, hot tub heater and jets and the pool pump and filter.
  • Place fencing in such a way that it acts as a windbreak — this will prevent water evaporation and also keep the pool water warmer and that’s necessary if you’re heating the water.
  • According to the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals and the American Red Cross, the most healthful swimming temperature is 78 degrees.  Lower the temperature to 78 degrees or lower conserves energy.
  • Have your pool contractor inspect all the pool equipment to make certain it is working at optimal efficiency.
  • Don’t backwash the pool more often than necessary. Backwashing uses a lot of water and energy.
  • Keep your pool covered when not in use to minimize heat loss and keep the pool water cleaner longer.

Ask us what other options you have to save money on pool operation and maintenance costs.