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Responsible Pool Ownership Starts With Water Conservation

On Jun 27, 2016

pool_cover.jpgPool water conservation is important for saving our valuable resource and protecting the local environment. Water conservation will also save on your utility costs.

Water Conservation Tips

Evaporation Control

Average evaporation is about one-quarter inch a day in a pool or spa tub. This amount may vary during the hot, humid Florida summer.

A cover for your swimming pool (pictured) and/or hot tub spa will protect against excessive evaporation. The cover will also help maintain the chemical balance in the pool or spa tub since there is less evaporation. This also controls algae and bacteria growth.

A solar cover will heat your spa or pool, saving on utilities. A regular cover on a spa tub will hold in the heat. A lower the temperature setting for a heated pool, especially during the summer, will also help control evaporation.

A pool cover is an added safety feature when the pool is not in use. It will also collect debris and rainwater that could lead to overflowing in a spa or small pool.

You can turn off the pump on a fountain or waterfall that circulates water in your pool or spa when it is not in use. This also helps to conserve water.

Splashing

Kids and adults like to have fun in a pool but excessive splashing is a waste of water. Water spills out onto the deck where it may puddle and even become a hazard. Your pool is chlorinated and excess water splashing out to a garden may damage your landscaping.

Ask children and guests using your pool not to splash. A diving board or water slide should be located so that splash water stays in the pool from the dive or slide. Very little water should splash onto the deck. Diving or jumping into the pool from the sides can waste water.

Maintenance

Check your water level but don't overfill the pool or spa. There is a recommended water level for your pool and spa tub. Keep water at that level for the best pool water conservation.

Continued maintenance includes cleaning skimmers and checking intake lines. The pool pump system must work efficiently for pool water conservation. Water on the floor of your pump area will indicate a leak that should be repaired immediately to avoid further water loss and motor damage.

Keep the filters clean and the chemical level in the pool consistent with pH balance requirements. Most importantly, check the pool surface for leaks on a regular basis.

Pool and spa tub leaks can result in thousands of gallons of water wasted every day. A leak can also allow dirt into the pool. It can also ruin decking.

In-ground and above ground pools should be inspected for leaks in the surface and at all fittings for good pool water conservation. These leaks can be repaired easily without draining the pool.

Draining the pool will waste water and create problems in many areas of Florida. It can cause street flooding and overload sewer lines. If the bottom of the pool is below the water table, your pool could float. This is often the case with empty in-ground fiberglass pools. It should be avoided at all cost.

Aquaman Leak Detection can find and fix leaks in your pool's surface in one visit without lowering your water level. Aquaman serves 11 counties in Florida and our services extend to the Bahamas, Costa Rica and Southern California.

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Contact Aquaman when you suspect a leak. We are available 24/7 from our office in Indian Harbor Beach.

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