It’s almost pool season! Pools and spas are fun for the whole family, but they can be big consumers of water. Following a few conservation tips can make a big difference.
Use a cover: Using a cover when the pool is not in use reduces evaporation by 90 to 95%. Without a cover, an 18′x36′ pool loses about 1 inch of water per week in the summer. A simple light-weight cover not only saves water, but keeps the water warmer and reduces the need for chemicals. It also keeps the pool cleaner, requiring fewer backwash cycles.
Backwash Filters Infrequently: Backwashing uses extra water. Only backwash long enough for the water in the sight glass to run clean. Frequent backwashing can reduce the effectiveness of the filters. Use an automatic pool cleaner to maintain pool water. Some pool cleaners do not send debris through the filtration system, helping to reduce the need to backwash.
Drain your pool or spa only when absolutely necessary: According to the Association of Pool Spa Professionals, a properly maintained pool only needs draining if repairs require it. That
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