We’re just days into the New Year, and we’d like to get you involved with one of our many New Year’s resolutions at Creative Pool Designs by Express. To help pool owners conserve.
Through the year, we’ll give you tricks and tips on ways to save time maintaining your pools, on water, electricity, gas, chemicals and heat. Conservation is important to us all, and we resolve to help you achieve your conservation goals. It’s good for your wallet and the earth.
For many pool owners, water conservation is a crucial subject. In many regions of the country, drought has caused water bans mandated by local municipalities, and even some states have declared state-wide bans. While, in our part of the state, we may not be in a total ban, we still need to do our part to conserve this valuable resource. As a pool builder and renovator, water conservation poses a significant challenge for us. Let’s discuss the top 5 ways to conserve water, by keeping it in your pool.
Top 5 water conservation tips
- Lower your pool’s water level. This will prevent less splash-out during water play.
- Pool covers lessen water evaporation, keeping the water in the pool where it belongs. As much as 50% of your pool’s water can be lost each year due to evaporation. Beyond water conservation, a pool cover will keep your water clean, conserve the chemicals you used to treat your water and of course heat.
- Cartridge filters are ideal for conserving water because they never need to be back washed. Your water will stay in the pool along with chemicals and heat. Cartridge pool filters can save you thousands of gallons of water every season – they conserve up to 92% on water from rinsing cartridges versus backwashing. This equates to approximately 2,500 gallons of water per season.
- If you heat your pool’s water with heaters or heat pumps, consider automating your heat source – lowering the temperature during hours and days of no use. This will lessen water evaporation and lower your pool heating costs.
- Keep your pool’s water in balance and algae free at all times. Draining or partial pool draining is always a last resort. We can work with you on best water chemistry management practices or leave your chemistry management to Creative Pool Designs by Express.
What are you doing to conserve water? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.