Reducing Pool Water Usage during Drought Season

September 29th, 2015 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

Swimming pool in the yard of a private house with a seating area and garden furniture.

Summer is rough enough without high water bills to drain your wallet. That’s why we have 3 tips to help you save water and save money.

1. Get a Pool Cover

As a pool cover prevents water evaporation, it reduces the amount of extra water you need to pump into your pool. Besides that, among the many pool supplies that can help you reduce your water usage, the pool cover perhaps has the most additional benefits. Leaving the cover on at night can help you reduce your energy costs by trapping heat. The cover can also help you keep debris out of your water, which really helps with later cleaning and maintenance, and it can reduce your chemical usage, which is helpful because those chemicals are also expensive.

2. Repair Leaks

Obviously, leaks in the pool will reduce your water faster, so check for cracks and gaps in tiles, the bond beam, and anything else that touches the water. This includes the inner workings of the pool, like the pipes and valves. You can also check for soggy areas near pumps or downstream of the pool. Even if the leak seems small, the water that travels out of it adds up over time, we suggest that you fix it as early as possible.

3. Minimize Your Pool

To really conserve water, you should lower your water and temperature levels and turn off unnecessary pool features. The higher the water level, the more water you will splash over the sides of the pool. If you see a lot of your water getting sloshed around, you may want to bring the level down a little. Hotter water evaporates faster than cold water, so by turning down the temperature, you’ll turn up your savings. Obviously, waterfalls and other water features go through a lot of water, so if you keep them off (at least most of the time), you can really reduce water loss. Keep it simple, and you could save big.

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