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Eco-Friendly Ways to Maintain a Pool   

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No one has to rely on chemicals or other methods that aren’t earth-friendly to maintain a pool, which is wonderful, especially now that everyone wants to do their part to save the planet. What used to be a complicated task, is now becoming increasingly easy. The following are a few eco-friendly ways to maintain your pool.


One easy and eco-friendly way to maintain your pool is to just buy a pool cover. It keeps debris and other unwanted things out of your pool without you doing much.

The less your filter has to do, the less energy your pool uses in the end. There are numerous pool covers to choose from to keep your pool clean. All you have to do is choose the one that works best for you. Pool covers last a long time, so hopefully, you don’t have to replace them too quickly.


You read that right. You can use moss to keep your pool clean without relying on your filter too much. Moss naturally prevents much of the algae that could grow in your pool. This means your filter will work less, and that’s a good thing for everyone.

If that isn’t enough, using moss to reduce filtration system repairs means you also reduce the frequency of swimming pool heater repair. This isn’t to say you won’t ever need these sorts of repairs, but the sphagnum moss should make a difference. Moss has a natural way of stabilizing oxygen in your pool, keeping it fresher longer without the filter.

Heated Water

Installing a water heater is a good idea if you want to be more eco-friendly. Many pool owners know that when the summer ends folks have to figure out a way to dump all that water. That’s a lot of water to dump, and it’s definitely not eco-friendly.

Well, if you run your water heater all year, you won’t have to dump all that water. You can continue to filter the water through the colder months. That’s a great reason to have a pool water heater.

DIY Cleaning

The more your water filter works, the more energy it uses, which is the reason you need to work on reducing debris in your pool. A pool cover works, but sometimes, you don’t want to cover your pool. You want to keep your pool open so that you can come in whenever you want.

For those moments, you’ll need to clean your pool yourself. It’s not the easiest job, but you can remove debris yourself, usually the larger pieces. Let the filter take care of the rest, but at least you lessen the workload a bit by the time the dirty water gets to your filtration system.

Eco-Friendly Pumps

A big tool you have at your disposal when maintaining your pool is your water pump. When water sits still, it’s easier for issues to happen, which is the reason you need a running pump. The problem is that most pumps work non-stop, and that means they use up a lot of energy all at once.

The good thing is that you don’t have to do that anymore. You can install an eco-friendly pump that’ll work at specific times during the day. This will use significantly less energy, reducing your home’s carbon footprint while also keeping your pool in good condition.

Green Sanitation

Everyone has to use chemicals to sanitize the pool and keep everyone safe. The problem is that most of these chemicals are a little harsh and not so eco-friendly. The good thing is that there are some greener solutions out there if you give yourself time to find them.

For one, you can choose ionic pool cleaners instead of regular chlorine cleaners. You could also use the saltwater system instead of the system you’re using. There’s also the sonic wave cleaning system, which should help keep your pool clean and safe without hurting the planet as much. These represent a significant investment, but that’s up to you.

Now, you know how to maintain your pool in different but eco-friendly ways. Choose the one or ones that work best for you.      

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