Wake Forest, NC— Your swimming pool doesn’t have to be a drain on your electric bill. Simply covering it will go a long way to reducing evaporation, which will cut back on refilling and reheating.

Also, consider investing in a high-efficiency or multi-speed pool pump when it’s time for a replacement — they cost more but save a lot more energy than older models. Visit EnergySavers.gov for more info.

Source: NRECA’s Cooperative Research Network

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