Strong sunlight strips chlorine and this increases the risk of your pool turning green as algae levels build up.
If your pool is salt water chlorinated, you’re at increased risk as the amount of chlorine in your pool relates directly to the length of time for which your pool filter runs each day. If your pool requires you to add chlorine liquid or granules, make sure you maintain adequate levels of chlorine otherwise your filter will struggle to work efficiently and that’s just more power wasted.
Naturally, like refrigerators, hot water services and air conditioners, pool pumps are amongst the larger consumers of electricity in your home. This makes it tempting to cut back on the number of hours your pump runs each day.
However, while it’s quite acceptable, in fact recommended, to reduce your pump’s running hours during winter, the opposite is true in the warmer months.
So, if you’re renting from First National Real Estate, speak to your property manager about the recommended number of hours your pump should be running each day in your climate. If your pool is salt water chlorinated, running the pump at night can help you save on energy consumption as the chlorine produced is not immediately affected by sunlight and you may be able to reduce your running hours slightly.