Your swimming pool is an ongoing source of fun and entertainment BUT it is also a huge user of water. You will fill the pool in the beginning and that will be thousands of gallons of water. You will also need to keep the pool properly filled and make up for any water that is splashed out or that evaporates. We have tips for how to conserve water in your pool.
If you are surprised at how much water your pool uses on an ongoing basis, we have tips to help you conserve water so you aren’t constantly running the hose or buying water to have it trucked in. The swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools in Fort Worth, Texas know that the heat of the Texas sun speeds the rate of water evaporation, but they do have tips.
How can you conserve water in your pool
These are semi-easy steps to ensure you don’t have to spend more than necessary on water and refilling the pool all the time.
- Use a swimming pool cover. This is the biggest and most important, and in many cases, easiest step you can take to keep the water from evaporating as quickly. We know that getting the cover on and off sometimes makes pool owners not as vigilant in the use of the pool cover, if that’s the case ask us about installing an electronic cover lifter. Keep in mind that a pool can lose up to an inch of water a week — depending on the size of your pool that oculd be up to 7,000 gallons a year! Calculate the cost of that against what you pay for water and you’ll see it’s staggering!
- Is your pool leaking? Ask us how to perform the bucket test to see if your pool is leaking or if it’s simple evaporation that is making the water levels dip.
- Don’t overfill the pool. There are specific levels the pool should be left at and that helps the equipment run better and more efficiently and it also helps keep the water from being splashed out.
- If you heat the water, drop the temperature a degree or two. Chances are you won’t notice a difference, but you coudl help lessen the rate of evaporation.
- If you don’t have to have the pool backwashed, then don’t. That takes so much water and may not be necessary.
- When you’re landscaping, do that with water conservation in mind. Trees and shrubs can help slow the rate of the wind blowing across the top of the water and that slows the rate of evaporation.
The swimming pool is an investment and yes, an ongoing cost, but you and your family are building so many memories that it is all worthwhile! Ask us for other ideas for water conservation.