Friday, April 4, 2014

Product Spotlight: Hayward Super Pump

With the summer season fast approaching, you may be considering installing a new pool or making some improvements to your current one. Either way, one of the most important components of owning a clear blue swimming pool is the pool pump. By pulling water through a filter, it recirculates the water to sustain a clean and hygienic environment for your family and friends - day in and day out. The Hayward Super Pump is a great all-around pool pump that delivers dependable, hassle-free results.

With energy costs at an all-time high during the summer months, the Hayward Super Pump has the ability to keep your pool clean and your wallet happy. This heavy-duty pool pump comes in a variety of speeds including single- and dual-speeds. A dual-speed pump can alternate between two speeds to help reduce energy usage, compared to a single-speed pump that constantly runs at a high speed, even when cleaning at full power is unnecessary. It’s similar to leaving your air condition on full blast while everyone is out of the house; this waste of energy will eat away at your electric bill. A dual-speed pool pump will cost more up front compared to a single-speed pump but will help you save more money in the long run. However, just like your A/C, the act of being conscious and aware of when your pump is on and off can help reduce energy costs and save you money. In this case, the Hayward single-speed super pump is a more affordable option that will deliver equally impressive results.

The single-speed and dual-speed Hayward Super Pump comes with ½, ¾, 1, 1 ½, 2 and 2 ½ horsepower for maximum efficiency.

Another advantage the Hayward Super Pump offers is that it’s a self-priming pump - meaning it can use an air-water mixture to reach a fully-primed pumping state, compared to standard centrifugal pumps that will stop working if it becomes air-bound.

Other features include:

  • A high-performance motor for cooler and quieter operation
  • A 110-cubic-inch lint basket to catch leaves and environmental litter
  • See-through strainer cover with swing-aside hand knobs
  • Made of corrosion proof thermoplastic for durability and longevity of life
  • Service-ease design for easy access to internal parts

Buy the Hayward pool pumps at The Pool Guy Store and cut costs when it comes to keeping your pool clean and running at its best! Every Hayward swimming pool pump ships for free!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Green Your Pool: 5 Eco-Friendly Pool Tips

There are many benefits environmentally friendly pools offer including lower electricity bills, reduced water and energy waste and reduced chemical usage. Going “green” with your pool doesn’t require an expensive overhaul, but rather a few simple changes. The following five eco-friendly pool tips can help save you money, reduce your pool’s environmental impact and make your pool a healthier one for your friends and family to enjoy all summer long.

Energy Efficient Pool Pumps

When it comes to pool pumps, there are more options available today than ever before. Newer model pumps are available in dual-, four- and variable-speeds that increase energy efficiency by reducing the day-time flow rate while increasing the total amount of run time. A lower flow rate for a longer period of time uses less energy and makes less noise. Longer circulation periods also help to decrease algae growth, reducing the amount of cleaning time and chemicals needed. A more efficient pool pump means your filter has to work less, leading to even more savings.

Pool Covers

Pool covers are the easiest way to cut back on water usage and heating costs. Pool covers reduce water evaporation so you have to refill your pool less often, saving you money and making the planet smile. If you have a heated pool, solar pool covers harness the power of the Sun to heat your pool naturally, greatly reducing your overall energy usage and costs. Pool covers are also useful in keeping unwanted debris from being blown into the pool.

Natural Pool Cleaners

There are many benefits to switching to natural pool cleaners and chemicals. Pool cleaners and chemicals made of naturally-occurring, sustainable materials are less harsh compared to man-made pool chemicals and are better for both your family’s and the environment’s health. A popular line of natural pool cleaners is Natural Chemistry. Natural Chemistry pool chemicals are made from naturally-created enzymes and use a mixture of malt, molasses and citrus-based botanicals to keep your pool clean and sparkling.

Salt Water Chlorinators

While having a salt water pool doesn’t completely take the place of other pool chemicals like chlorine, it does mean that you’re going to be using a lot of them, reducing pool maintenance costs and dry and itchy skin that results from swimming in a chlorine-filled pool. When salt water is added to swimming pools, chlorine generators use a low voltage electrical charge to convert salt ions into chlorine. While the initial cost of a pool salt chlorinator is not cheap, it’s a worthy investment because it can end up saving you thousands of dollars in pool maintenance and cleaning costs.

Automatic Pool Cleaners

Automatic pool cleaners make cleaning the pool practically effortless, more efficient and ensures the task is not overlooked. Skipping regular pool cleanings allows algae growth to flourish and more debris to build up in the pool filter, making your expensive pool filter and pump work harder. Robotic pool cleaners keep your pool clean and running efficiently.

There are several easy ways to “green” your pool that will help reduce environmental impact, lower maintenance costs and create a healthier swim experience for your family and friends. For more information about optimizing your pool system visit The Pool Guy Store and we’ll be more than happy to help!