The 4 Best Ways to Improve Your Pool’s Energy Efficiency

Inground Pool with In Pool Chaise Lounge, Backyard PoolYou know it’s important to cut down on energy waste, save water, and save money by Going Green, so here’s how to make your swimming pool energy-efficient!

How to Make Your Pool Energy-Efficient in 4 Steps

If you could save money and protect the environment, wouldn’t you choose to do so? Here are the 4 best ways to make your pool eco-friendly:

  1. Use a pool cover to prevent water evaporation. Water evaporation, or the water lost from heat, is the main way your pool wastes energy. Pool covers reduce the amount of water that is evaporated.
  2. Incorporate windbreaks into your design. Another excellent way to prevent water evaporation in your swimming pool is by installing windbreaks such as walls, hedges, solid fences, trees, etc. Wind greatly increases the amount of water evaporated, but windbreaks may help.
  3. Heat your pool the natural way. Solar pool covers can also help you heat your pool by insulating the heat captured by the sun. This means less money on your monthly energy bill!
  4. Switch to energy-efficient pool products. Today’s top brands offer energy-efficient pool products such as pumps, heaters and filters. For example, variable speed pool pumps like the IntelliFloXF® from Pentair meet the Department of Energy’s energy conservation standards, making it an excellent choice for eco-friendly pools.

Our name is changing, but not our commitment to you!

O’Neill’s Pools has joined forces with Patriot Pool & Spa. Over the coming weeks, the O’Neill’s brand will be transitioning into Patriot Pool & Spa, so you may notice some updated branding on our trucks, uniforms, and bills. Our office location and contact information will remain the same as the O’Neill’s footprint will become our 2nd Austin location: Patriot Pool & Spa – West. 

Same service you expect. Even though our name has changed, rest assured you will continue to receive the same great service. Our priority will continue to be providing you with an excellent experience from the team that you know and trust. 

More pool industry experience at your disposal. As a Patriot Pool & Spa customer, you now have access to a team of pool professionals with hundreds of years of combined swimming pool industry experience.

You’ll find that we’re still your local pool cleaning & repair company — just stronger. During this transition, you can reach us at 512.636.8122 or, for more information about Patriot and the variety of services we offer, visit us at www.patriotpoolandspa for more details.

Thank you for being our customer and giving us the opportunity to continue caring for your pool!


Hal Denbar
Founder, Patriot Pool & Spa
Founding Partner & President, Texas, National Pool Partners

Neil Engelmann
O’Neill’s Pools

Amy Engelmann
O’Neill’s Pools