How to make your pool more sustainable
Backyard pools are cool but they can be expensive to maintain. Here’s how to make yours more eco-friendly.
Swimming pools might be at the top of many a summer wish-list, but owning your own backyard watering hole can be a drain, not only on the household budget – but on the environment, too.
There’s the energy needed to heat and maintain it, the chemicals to keep it clean and, of course, the water to fill it – not to mention keeping it topped up.
Whether you already have a pool or are considering a plunge into pool ownership, there are many ways to make your private splash zone more sustainable. From solar-powered pumps to thermal covers that maintain temperatures and reduce water evaporation, here’s how to improve your pool’s eco credentials.