If you have a backyard pool, it can be a real energy hog to keep clean, heated and running. One way to cut back on energy usage is to reduce the pool filtration time by 30 minutes at a time. Keep reducing the pool filtration time in 30-minute increments until you notice the pool water needs to be cleaned. Instead of having the filtration running 24-7, you may find you can cut the filtration time by as much as two-thirds, which will still keep your pool clean and reduce the amount of energy used in upkeep.
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