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Swimming pools offer opportunities to reduce energy and chemical use. There are also opportunities for making smart purchasing choices that can reduce the amount of toxins to which both workers and patrons are exposed. Information on the safe storage and handling of swimming pool chemicals can be found on EPA’s pool chemical guide (PDF) (7 pp, 91K, About PDF)
The Department of Energy offers information on improving a pool’s energy and heating efficiency through both short and long-term changes. More information can be found here at their energy savers website.
The Konocti Vista Casino and Resort in Lakeport, California changed operation of the hotel pool to better match the seasonal nature of their visitors and saved almost $17,000 per year. For more information, please visit the case study. (4 pp, 154K, About PDF)
In order to change your method of operation on a long-term basis to a more environmentally friendly one, you may want to create a plan that includes all aspects of greening your operations and which is easy to understand and implement. This can be done through the creation of an Environmental Management System.