Having to continually add water to your swimming pool certainly adds to not only the cost of the pool itself but to the number of pool chemicals needed to keep the pool water clean and free of bacteria. We have tips on how to save pool water, save money, use fewer chemicals. Also, if you live in an area of the country with water rationing or if you just want to be more water-conscious these water-saving tips are just what you’re looking for!
The swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas in Fort Worth, Texas have put together a quick list of ways to save money by saving water.
How to save pool water
Evaporation is the biggest culprit for lowering water levels, followed by leaks (which are generally rare) and splash out of water.
Because evaporation is the main reason for water loss, we have tips on how to slow the rate of evaporation.
- Cover the pool. Using a pool cover is your best way to save water. When the pool is covered the pace of water evaporation is dramatically slowed.
- Use a liquid solar blanket. This is what it sounds like — a liquid you pour onto the surface of the pool that spreads out, covers the pool and helps slow the rate of water evaporation. The liquid solar blanket lasts for up to 48 hours and is not noticeable if you swim when it’s there.
- Lower the water temperatures a degree or two. Chances are you won’t notice the difference and you will reap the benefits in money saving and water saving.
- If you’re not in the pool, turn off water features. There is no reason to run the fountains or have the water running on the slide if you’re not using it.
- Windbreaks also help slow the rate of evaporation from preventing wind from blowing across the surface of the pool. The act of the water blowing across the surface speeds the rate of evaporation. Use permanent or moveable windbreaks.
Talk with us if you’re looking for further ways to save water and save money on your swimming pool.