Infinity Edge pools look marvellous with that magnificent waterfall over the edge and the sublime look with the eye drawn to infinity over perfect water.
However, that magnificent waterfall is an excellent evaporative cooler that can cool the pool by several degrees, waste a lot of water through evaporation and use up far more chemicals than you need. The reason is the waterfall has a large area as it falls and that really accelerates evaporation and loss of chemicals. You may also get a salty mist from salt pools that your garden will not appreciate.
What to do? If you have a Pooled Energy automation system, we can often set pool operations so that during everyday operations, the water will come up to the infinity edge and produce the wonderful look for which you purchased the pool. The water will however not produce the full waterfall, but will just trickle over the edge. Instead, most of the water to be filtered will run through the skimmer box. Your pool will be warmer and use less electricity, water and chemicals.
When you have a swim, a party or want to show off the pool, simply press ‘WATERFALL ON’ on your Pool App on your SmartPhone or Tablet and the filter water will now all flow over the infinity edge and the pump will increase speed to enhance the effect.
You will save a great deal with Pooled Energy……and have a warmer pool. Please note that the operation described above requires automatic valves to be added to your pool. Pooled Energy will install these for you at a competitive price and automatically control them through its energy and pool management service.