The simple answer to this question is yes, but how you might think of it is probably different from what we would like this blog post to explain to you. California and many parts of the country are in a drought and as residents, it is our responsibility to look for any and all ways to conserve as much water as possible. Here is a list of couple different ideas of what you can start doing today to help:
- By washing only full loads of laundry and dishes, you can save up to 50 gallons per week
- Fixing household leaks as soon as possible can save up to 20 gallons per day
- Turning off the water when you brush your teeth saves up to 2.5 gallons per minute
- Watering your lawn only a couple days a week instead of 5 or more saves on average 840 gallons per week
- Installing dual flush toilets can save on average 4,000 gallons per year
- Checking your sprinkler system for leaks saves on average 500 gallons per month
The above list was formulated by Be Water Wise where you can also find many other tips as well! But, did you know that if you own a swimming pool, that the largest water conservation act you can do is not drain your swimming pool? Yes, that’s right by choosing to recycle your water instead, you can save on average 20,000 gallons of water in ONE DAY! At Pool Water Recycling this inspired us and we knew that with the large number of swimming pools in the Santa Ana area along with high hardness in the water that this service would become a need. Our tap water in Southern California is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. As water evaporates in the swimming pool, these hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually rise in concentration. When this happens, calcium stains the water tile line, the liner of the swimming pool, water features and scales your filtration equipment. At this point, swimming pool owners will be faced with the decision of draining or recycling their swimming pool water. If you choose to drain, keep in mind you will be filling your swimming pool back up with moderately hard water, it takes 2-3 days to do this, you risk damaging the liner and it’s a huge waste of water. Whereas, by recycling the water with us, we can bring our mobile filtration trailer to your swimming pool and use Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology to filter out the hardness minerals. This process can usually be performed in less than a day for most residential pools, it conserves 85% of the existing water in the pool, there’s no downtime and we guarantee water that is better than tap!