When you own a swimming pool, and live in an area of the country that is prone to drought and to drought protocols you may be wondering, can you drought-proof a pool? The swimming pool professionals of Seahorse Pools & Spas offer tips to conserve water this, and every, summer, whether you live in a drought prone area or if you simply want to save water as well as money.
Can you drought-proof a pool?
- Slowing the rate of evaporation is the best way to drought-proof the pool, save water and money. The sun is the biggest culprit to water evaporation, but you can thwart that by using a pool cover when the pool is not in use.
- If your pool has undissolved solids in the water it may mean the chemicals are not able to do the work they need to do to keep the pool water clean. Keeping the water clean and the chemicals balanced will alleviate the need to have to drain the pool — as you are well aware, that can be a costly event!
- If you use clarifiers, phospate removers and oxidizers to improve the quality of the pool water and remove contaminants.
- Keep the pool water at proper levels to keep the equipment operating at its peak, but to make it harder for water to be splashed out.
- Turn down the pool heater a degree or two. The higher the water temperature, the quicker the water will evaporate. If you lower the temperature by a degree or two you can cut back on water evaporation and in many cases, you family may not notice the difference.
Working with a swimming pool cleaning professional on an ongoing basis is one of the best ways to keep the pool water clean and bacteria free. If you’re looking for ways to conserve water, give us a call and let’s talk!