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reducing pool wastewater October 8, 2010

Posted by WaterWise Consulting in water conservation, Water/Energy Connection.
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Here are some ways to reduce the amount of water wasted in swimming pools:
Use a pool cover: Pool covers can reduce evaporation by up to 90 to 95%. Without a pool cover, almost half of the water you pump into your pool can evaporate if you are in a hot and arid climate.
Lower the water level: By lowering the water level, you reduce the amount of water that is splashed onto the pool deck. Keep the water level 1” above the pool tiles to prevent excess splashing.
Backwash pool filters only when necessary: Backwashing pool filters uses a significant amount of water. You can reduce the frequency of backwashing by keeping your pool filters clean and free of debris.
Poolside landscaping: Strategically landscape around your pool to reduce the amount of sun that hits it. By planting tall shrubs and other plants around your pool, you can shade the water and less water will evaporate.
Monitor your energy and water bills: By monitoring your bills, you will know if a leak forms. Water bills tend to follow seasonal fluctuations, so you should not have a spike in water use during cool winter months.
Lower the temperature of your pool: By lowering the temperature of your pool, you reduce the amount of water lost to evaporation.
Brian O’Neill
boneill@waterwise-consulting.com

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