Swimming pools are not easy on the environment when you consider how much water they use when you initially fill them and when you have to keep filling them because of evaporation or splash out. The swimming pool contractors from Imperial Pools, Inc. in Mahomet, IL offer 6 ways to conserve water in your pool that are easy to incorporate.
Were you aware that your swimming pool was going to consume water on an ongoing basis? If you didn’t think about that, there are many things that can be done to cut back on consumption and they aren’t difficult! Saving water will save money and make your pool more environmentally friendly.
6 ways to conserve water in your pool
- Use a pool cover. Use a pool cover. Use a pool cover! It is one of the easiest ways to help conserve water and cut back on evaporation. When you don’t cover your pool it can lose up to an inch of water a week during the warm summer months – this equals close to 7,000 gallons a year!
- If your pool is leaking, it will obviously lead to water loss. How can you check for leaks? Do the “bucket test” fill a bucket with water, mark the water level in the bucket, place it next to your pool and measure whether the water in the bucket evaporates at the same rate as your pool does. Check for damp spots around the pool. If you have loose or cracked tiles, this could be the sign of a leaking pool.
- Don’t fill the pool to overflowing levels. Keep the water about an inch above the bottom pool tile.
- Lower the temperature a degree or two – especially in the summer. If you reduce the temperature you lessen the evaporation rate.
- Add chlorine when the sun goes down. If you add chlorine in the daytime, the sun quickly dissipates the chlorine.
- Landscape for water conservation. Strategic planting of trees, shrubbery and fencing or privacy barriers can cut down on evaporation caused by the wind.
When you own a pool, it is an investment in fun and a way to build memories, but it requires routine maintenance and upkeep.