Energy efficiency is a lifestyle choice and is “Eco Smart”. Eco Smart products are those that make economic sense and are environmentally friendly. Over the last few years the manufacturers of pool equipment have made great strides in energy efficiency. Although there is a lot of information that is put out from the government and utility companies, many people are still unaware just how much energy loss their pool equipment is responsible for until they upgrade their equipment and get their first few bills. This section of our website is dedicated to providing our customers with information on the innovations available to help them decide what products are right for them.
POOL ENERGY AUDIT
DiamondBack Pool Service now offers pool energy audits. We will examine your pool equipment and calculate the energy usage and costs of your existing equipment. We will then identify specific options and actions you can take to reduce the operational costs associated with your pool. The cost of the energy audit service is $90.00 and that $90.00 will be applied to the first hour of labor should it be determined that you would benefit from upgrading to more energy efficient equipment options.
Consider this, an improperly sized single speed pump often uses 3 times as much energy as your most expensive appliance, the refrigerator. Also consider this, that older gas pool heaters waste hundreds of dollars per season in unnecessary fuel costs. Below, we will show examples of savings consumers can expect from various pool equipment upgrades.
Consumers are probably the most familiar with the efficiency strides made by the manufacturers of swimming pool pumps. Because of the wasted energy consumed by older single speed pumps, the Arizona Legislature passed Title 44 requiring all new pumps meet specific energy efficient standards. They have mandated that all new pumps with a horsepower rating of 1HP or greater be replaced when they cease to function with a variable speed pool pump. New variable speed pumps boast an energy efficiency rating of 90% vs older single speed pumps with an energy efficiency rating of 45-50%. So sure are the utility companies that as of January 1, 2016 both offer an instant rebate of $100.00 for those upgrading.
Potential Savings: 40%
Gas pool heaters are the most popular type of pool heaters used in the Scottsdale and Phoenix Metro areas. Today’s gas heaters are far more efficient than the older models. For example the Jandy HiE2 Heater has an energy efficiency rating of 95%, which simply put means it converts 95% of the fuel into energy. Older gas pool heaters were typically rated 60-65%, which is substantially lower than today’s models.
Potential Savings: 30%
Filters play a large role in your pool’s operating efficiency.
White LED lights are the most energy efficient of lighting options using approximately 80% less energy than their incandescent and halogen counterparts. They come in a variety of colors and are far less expensive then fiber optic lights and have a life expectancy of seven to fifteen years.
Potential Savings: up to 80%
POOL SANITIZING SYSTEMS
There are a variety of pool sanitizing systems such as automatic chlorinators, salt generators, mineral systems and ozone systems. The AquaPure Ei is a model of recycling efficiency. A pool owner simply adds salt to the system, the sanitizer then purifies the water, when it has finished purifying the pool water, it reverts back into salt and the whole cycle repeats. The AquaPure Ei uses an auto-reversing polarity and advanced electronics resulting in minimal maintenance making it an economical and efficient pool sanitizer .
iAQUALINK AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
At first glance, one would think of an automation system as a luxury item. But in light of the rising utility costs, swimming pool automation is becoming a greener choice. Automation systems simplify pool maintenance and allow for specific programming of pool equipment and features. For example an automation system is programmed to not only tell the pump to run, but to run at what speeds thereby increasing efficiency. In addition, they can be programmed to turn off and on your pool heater, so you are not running it is unnecessarily, again increasing efficiency. The same is true with the sanitizing system and so on. When you add that automated efficiency to the increased efficiency ratings of the individual pieces of equipment and over time you realize substantial savings.