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Save Money This Year With Pool Water Conservation

On Jan 9, 2017

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Pool water conservation is an important part of owning a swimming pool. From covering your pool to checking for leaks in your pool, there are several ways to save water and lower your energy bills while using your swimming pool and spa.

How to Save Money This Year With Pool Water Conservation

Cover Your Pool

A good pool cover will:

  • Control evaporation
  • Hold in heat
  • Keep the water clean
  • Provide safety

Most separate hot tub spas come with a cover attached to the frame. The cover is removed when the hot tub is used and immediately recovered to hold in the heat. This limits evaporation and saves on heating cost.

Many above ground pools also come with a cover designed for the size of the pool. Manufacturers of fiberglass and vinyl pools installed above ground recommend covers to prolong the life of the pool.

In-ground pools can also be covered when not in use. Solar covers are available to provide natural heat to the pool, saving on energy. An in-ground pool with an attached spa can have custom covers to protect each part of the pool when not in use.

Covered pools do not require chemicals to be replaced frequently since they do not evaporate as fast. Controlling evaporation is important for water conservation, especially when the pool is not used.

Discourage Splashing

People, especially children, like to splash in the pool. Kids can still have fun without excessive splashing that results in pool water forming puddles on the decks or grass area. This is another means of pool water conservation.

Limit diving and jumping into the pool. Keep the water level at the recommended line, usually just above the skimmer.

Check for Leaks

Repairing a leak is a major part of pool water conservation. Swimming pool leaks will lead to higher water bills. Water can flood the ground and harm the pool's foundation. This applies to pools in the ground and on platforms above the ground. Most areas of Florida have a high water table and very little water is needed to flood the ground surrounding a pool.

A leak in the plumbing lines will cause water to puddle on the decks or landscaped areas. This type of leak is often caused by a break in the suction line that circulates water to the pump and filter system. A broken line can also result in water leaks on the floor of the pump area.

Swimming pools and spas that are left uncovered usually lose about one-quarter inch of water each 24-hour period. Variation in wind velocity, sunlight and humidity can make a difference. If you notice a substantial water loss every day, it is time for the bucket test. This will measure the water loss in an uncovered pool over 24 hours.

If the test shows a loss of more than one-quarter inch, you must check for leaks. Check all fittings and drains as well as the grounds around the pool area. Check for surface cracks or tears in concrete, gunite and vinyl pool surfaces.

For more tips on conserving pool water, check out this helpful infographic from Swim University.

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If you suspect that your pool is losing water because of a leak, Aquaman Leak Detection will locate a leak in minutes using modern ultrasound equipment. The leak will be repaired immediately without tearing up the entire deck.

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Spa and swimming pool water conservation is necessary all year, even during the rainy season. Contact Aquaman for help in finding and repairing leaks immediately in Central and South Florida, Southern California, or Houston, Texas. We'll help prolong the life of your pool while saving water.

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