Having a swimming pool is great! You can swim almost year-round in certain climates. It is the perfect play for kids to play and for entertaining. If you are concerned about the amount of water your pool may be wasting, either because of the environmental impact or your monthly water bill, there are a few ways you can help your pool conserve water.
Repair any leaks
A huge cause of losing water is due to leaks. They can happen in your pool's lining or surface. They can also occur in the pipes that circulate the water or from the equipment itself. This could be due to a bad seal or cracking somewhere, but either way, it is imperative to get it fixed quickly. A leaking pool is costing you money! If you suspect a leak, contact your local Pinch A Penny for a leak inspection today.
One of the easiest ways to keep the water in your pool is to cut down on how much is splashed out. While it may be fun for kids to do, it’s best to keep it to a minimum. This will help keep the water level consistent and, if you have an autofill, save yourself some money on water bills. A big cannonball can also lead to a lot of water lost!
Use a solar blanket or pool cover
Covering your pool will help to reduce the amount of water lost to evaporation. When the temperatures are warm your pool can lose more water than you think, up to 2 inches per week!1 Pool covers are available for pools of all shapes and sizes, and reels can make removal a snap. Alternatively, you can use a liquid solar trap which greatly reduces the water lost to evaporation, especially in warmer months.
Use fountains and other water features less
Fountains, sheer descents, waterfalls, and other water features can use a lot of water. They also cost energy from the pumps used to run them. They look beautiful but only use them if you are having guests or an event.
We hope these tips help you reduce the amount of water that your pool is losing. If you have any questions, talk to your local Pinch A Penny expert!