Six ways to conserve pool water

To save water, we must all do our part. Uncertain about where to begin? Discover how to enjoy the water without wasting it by using these straightforward water-saving tips:

Reduce evaporation

Even though evaporation accounts for a significant portion of water loss from swimming pools and spas, you can reduce evaporation in your pool in several ways.

  1. Depending on the pool cover you choose to use, evaporation can be reduced by 40 to 90%.
  2. A chemical barrier is formed on the water’s surface when a liquid pool cover is used, which can cut evaporation by up to 40%.
  3. Using a pool blanket may be more cost-effective in the long run. If used with a roller, it is simple to remove before using the pool, store it securely, and then spread it out again once your swimming day ends.
  4. Adding more shade to your pool can decrease evaporation and shield swimmers from harmful UV rays.
  5. Your pool will benefit from protection from the wind if you reduce its exposure by surrounding it with walls and plants.

Reduce backwash on your filter.

Sand filters must be backwashed to drain the water and eject the accumulated dirt inside the filter. Backwashing should only be done when necessary (when your filter’s pressure gauge is ten psi or above “normal”). Backwashing once a week during the summer could consume up to 5000 litres of water annually.

Consider using a cartridge filter to construct a new pool or replace an existing media filter. When they need to be cleaned, they use a filter element that can be removed and hosed down, saving a lot of water.

Fix leaks.

Leaks waste water and put your pool’s foundation at risk. Keeping an eye out for any leaks and fixing them as soon as possible makes sense. Even a little leak in your pool can lose 7000 litres of water annually. Leaks in pools can be hard to find. How can a leak be found? First, You must determine whether the leak is coming from the pool’s plumbing or structure. You can locate a leak by following these easy steps:

  1. After filling the pool to its usual level, label it with duct tape.
  2. After 12 to 24 hours, check to see if the water level has drastically decreased while your filter system still works.
  3. Fill the pool back up to the duct tape’s original level while turning off the filter. Measure the water loss once more after waiting the same length of time (also across the same period of the day, i.e. 8 am to 8 pm).
  4. The leak is on the pressure side of your plumbing; someplace PAST the pump’s impeller if you are losing more water when the filter system is operating.
  5. The leak is on the vacuum side of your plumbing, somewhere before the pump’s impeller, if you lose less water when the filtration system is not functioning.
  6. If the amount of water lost is the same, the leak is probably in the pool’s structure, though plumbing leaks shouldn’t be ruled out.
  7. The owner should contact the builder to inquire about any leaks found soon after the pool was built.