5 Tips to Conserve Pool Water
Enjoy your pool and conserve water this year.
Unfortunately, droughts occur more often than ever due to climate change. Conserving water is a must as we want to do our part in helping our environment. So if you are thinking of draining your pool, here is something to consider. A well-maintained pool or spa uses less water per day than an irrigated lawn. Plus, pools are fun. They cool you off when it’s hot and they’re perfect for a backyard barbecue or just good family fun. So here are five tips to keep you swimming this summer, while conserving water.
1. Take care of your pool.
Maintain proper chemical levels and adequate circulation time. You’ll have safer, cleaner water and avoid the need to drain the pool as often.
2. Keep filter clean to avoid backwashing.
Clean your filters regularly. The average backwash uses between 250 to 1,000 gallons of water. So remember to only backwash when necessary. Recycle your water by running your backwash water onto lawns and shrubs. Ensure that water is absorbed before it leaves your property and avoid allowing runoff to enter adjacent properties.
3. Lower the pool temperature.
Reducing the temperature also reduces water loss to evaporation. Cooling pumps can lower pool temps up to 15 degrees.
4. Don’t overfill the pool.
Keep the water level lower to reduce water loss due to splashing.
5. Install a solar cover.
Perhaps the best and easiest way to conserve water is to put a solar cover on your pool. The average uncovered pool loses one inch of water per week. Covering your pool can save up to 50% of water lost to evaporation. Click here to shop for solar covers.
Have more questions on conserving water? We’ve got a helpful FAQ article about conserving water that you might to check out! In the meantime, keep having those backyard parties. Spend more time with your family in the pool this summer. Conserve water at the same time. You’ll be glad you did.