Check for cracks and leaks around your pool, spa and equipment.
A leaky pool can waste over 100,000 gallons per year! Monitor your pool closely and consult your pool professional if you suspect a leak. Some signs of leaking to look for are:
- If your pool water level is going down more than 1/4" per day, there could possibly be a leak.
- Loose tiles or cracks in the pool deck may be an indication of a leaking pool.
- Cracks and gaps in the bond beam may be an indication that your pool is leaking.
- If you notice water-saturated soils in the area around the pool, pool pumps or plumbing, your pool may be leaking.
- If you see bubbles in the return water when the pool's pump is running, it's likely there's a leak in the suction side of the filtration system.
Install and use a pool cover.
The average uncovered pool loses one inch of water per week. Covering your pool can save up to 30-40% of water lost to evaporation.
Lower the pool water temperature when not being used.
Reducing the temperature also reduces water loss to evaporation.
Plant a windbreak.
Wind blowing across the surface of the pool causes additional evaporation. A windbreak can help you conserve water as well as energy costs.
Lower the pool water level to reduce losses from splashing.
- Maintain your pool water level one inch above the bottom of the tile.
Keep your filters clean to prevent backwashing.
The average backwash uses between 250 to 1,000 gallons of water.
- Backwash only when necessary.
- Run filter backwash onto lawns and shrubs or collect for reuse.
- Ensure that water is absorbed before it leaves your property and avoid allowing runoff to enter adjacent properties.