Your swimming pool is a huge source of water consumption. To make sure that you are not wasting any water by your swimming pool, follow these tips to reduce and control water loss!
Use a Pool Cover
If you do not make use of pool covers, more than half of the water in your pool can evaporate within a year. Using a cover will reduce the chance of evaporation by 90-95%. Pool covers also can reduce the need to use more chemicals in your pool, as well as reducing algae growth and conserving heat, which can save money on heating costs!
Check for Leaks
Look for damp spots downstream of the pool. Loose tiles or cracks could also be an indicator of a leak. There could be leaking pipes or valves. Water-saturated soil near the pool, pumps, or pool plumbing equipment may also be a sign.
Lower the Water Level
Keeping a lower water level in your pool prevents water loss from splashing around playfully. Keep your water level one inch above the bottom of the pool tile and try to discourage swimmers from splashing.
Lower the Temperature of Heated Pools
Reducing the temperature of your pool during the summer will help to reduce water loss due to evaporation, which is super important, especially when the pool is not being used.
Add Sanitizer in the Evening
The sun speeds up the dissipation of chlorine, so the evening is the best time to sanitize your pool.
Planting shrubs around your pool area or using fences can help to reduce water loss from wind evaporation.
Here at Rising Sun Pools and Spas, we want you to enjoy your summer to the fullest with the addition of an above-ground or in-ground pool! We hope that you will keep these tips in mind to ensure that you are getting the most out of your pool!