Reduce water waste in your pool and spa

Swimming pools, if properly managed, don’t have to use a lot of water. Here are some simple tips to get you started with your water efficient swimming pool.

Use a Pool Cover

Without a swimming pool cover, more than half the water in your pool can possibly evaporate in one year. Using a cover regularly reduces evaporation by 90 to 95%. A pool cover also help:

  • Reduce the need for chemicals.
  • Reduce algae growth.
  • Conserve heat, saving money on heating costs

Check for Leaks

  • Look for damp spots downstream of the pool.
  • Water-saturated soil near the pool, pumps or pool plumbing equipment.
  • Check for leaking pipes, valves and joiners.
  • Loose tiles or cracks could be an indicator of a leak.
  • Check for cracks or gaps in the bond beam.

Lower the Temperature

If you have a pool heater, try reducing the temperature during the summer. This reduces evaporation and is especially important when the pool isn't being used.

For further information on caring and maintaining your pool contact Swimming Pool and Spa Association

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