Easy-care, energy-saving ideas for your Marin County pool and spa
My pool uses a lot of electricity. How can I lower my energy bill?
You can save an enormous amount of electricity by using a variable speed pool pump. By programming it, the pump always runs at the best speed for immediate needs, rather than running constantly at high speed. During the winter months when only filtration is required you can set the pump to run at a very low speed.
It actually filters pool water better than older models, even as it’s saving energy. This pump works perfectly with solar heating and can be adapted to other specific situations through programming. This money-saving equipment eliminates the need for solar booster pumps or spa jet pumps! It does it all. We are proud to recommend and install quality variable speed pumps.
We have a pool with an attached spa, but it’s not convenient to use. We’re thinking about getting a portable hot tub. What do you recommend?
A good portable hot tub will cost you anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000, depending on the size and features. Our customers are happy to hear there’s a less expensive alternative — automating your current spa.
I am guessing you have an older pool with manual valves and no automatic control system. You probably dislike turning on your pumps and heater manually, then changing valve positions to use your spa.
Then, of course, you have to wait for the spa to heat up. When you finish soaking, you have to go back to the equipment pad and reverse everything. What a pain!
Today’s technology allows you to manage all pool and spa functions from the comfort of your home. You can push a button and watch the spa heat up. When you’re done, push the pool button and everything goes back to pool mode. It’s a breeze to operate — and it costs less than a new hot tub. You can also control all these functions from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device!
Every time we go on vacation, we worry about the pool water level getting low. We know this can result in pump damage. What can you recommend to help?
If you have a dedicated pool water fill line, we can install an automatic fill valve that will always keep your water at the perfect level.
During heavy rain the pool always overflows or comes close to overflowing. This worries us a lot. Is there a solution to this problem?
Yes, we can install an over-flow line so that excess water in the pool will drain out, keeping the pool at the correct level. You won’t have to pump the excess water out.