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Water Conservation Tips

The good news is that you can still enjoy a swimming pool in times of drought! Statistics have shown that a properly maintained pool can use less water than a lawn of the same size would. With the correct chemical balance, pools can go for years and years without needing to be refilled. Use the tips below to help you save water and enjoy your pool to the fullest.

  1. Have your water tested regularly. Maintaining a properly balanced pool is the most basic way to save water and prevent evaporation.

  2. Encourage swimmers not to splash water out of the pool when playing or jumping.

  3. Have your pool checked for cracks or leaks.

  4. Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation by as much as 90%. Many options are available in a variety of price ranges – from automatic covers, to safety covers, to solar blankets and rings. Liquid covers are a handy, affordable option as well.

  5. Lower your water level to one inch above the bottom of a standard 6” tile line to reduce “splashout”.

  6. Minimize the use of water features and/or fountains. The aeration of these features can increase evaporation.

  7. If your pool is heated, lower the temperature to reduce evaporation.

  8. Install automatic controls or timers to open and close your cover and/or make it easier to control temperature and water features. Encourage swimmers not to splash water out of the pool when playing or jumping.

  9. Use cartridge filters that can be cleaned manually and don’t require backwashing. If you have a DE or sand filter, keeping your pool clean will reduce the need for backwashing which can use up to 1000 gallons of water!

  10. Reduce water volume with pool features like steps, ledges, beach entries, and swim up bars inside the pool.