There have been numerous debates over the last several years about how someone can have a swimming pool when there’s a drought. Most people feel that they are an extreme waste of water due to evaporation, splashing while swimming and of course when they have to be drained for repair or water hardness. Depending on where you are, evaporation is only an issue a few months out of the year and we hope this blog post gives you some insight on other things you can do to help conserve water around the swimming pool.

In certain parts of the country they have put moratoriums on draining pools. This happens when there are extreme drought conditions but to put it simple, they would allow you to drain a pool you just couldn’t fill it back up! The bottom line is, swimming pools are fun and when it’s hot outside they are pretty much a must for most people to cool off. So the key is to come up with ways that you can conserve water around the swimming pool. The following are some of the most common:

  • Check for leaks around all filtration equipment and fix immediately
  • If you notice a rapid decrease in the pool water level, call a leak detection service to come out and check for leaks in the pool
  • Educate your kids to splash less in the pool. Although we know this is hard to do, it’s still something that can help with needless water waste
  • Install a pool cover to help with evaporation
  • Recycle your swimming pool water instead of draining it when the water gets hard

Currently, in California we are facing major water issues and if you have a swimming pool you should change out the water every two years. Our tap (fill) water is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals, which cause issues to swimming pools. As your water evaporates, the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase over time. When this happens, you will start noticing calcium staining on the water tile line, the liner of the swimming pool, decorative water features and your pool filtration equipment. As these levels increase it can also be more challenging to take care of your swimming pool. At this point, most pool professionals will recommend a water change. At Pool Water Recycling, we have a mobile filtration system that is equipped with Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration that comes to you. The mobile filtration system lowers the following:

  • Calcium hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric acid (CYA)
  • Phosphates
  • Salts
  • Waterborne diseases
  • So much more

This technology conserves 85% of the existing water in your swimming pool, it gives you a better end product than tap water, you can swim in the pool while the process is being done and most importantly you conserve WATER! As a homeowner with a swimming pool, you have the opportunity to conserve 20,000 gallons of water in a 24-hour period by using this service. So next time someone suggests a water change in your swimming pool, call us first!