Water is a precious commodity in many areas of the country — especially in Arizona where we live with triple digit weather for so many months of the year. So many of our customers ask how to conserve water in your Arizona pool and we have put together some tips to help you make that happen.
The swimming pool contractors from SwimRight Pool Service & Repair help keep the pool water clean and clear and free of bacteria and they are also go-to professionals when their customers have questions or need advice on all aspects of pool ownership.
How to conserve water in your Arizona pool
Here are steps you can take to conserve water. These help you save money — water isn’t cheap! — and be more environmentally-friendly:
- Use a cover. Use a cover. We cannot stress enough that the use of a cover is one of your best methods of conserving water in the pool. Using a cover also helps keep the water cleaner and that could save money and mean fewer chemicals need to be used. In hot climates your pool can lose up to one inch of water a week — close to 7,000 gallons a year — that is a lot of water to have to pay for and replace.
- Make sure there are no leaks. Swimming pool water leaks are insidious and are sometimes almost impossible to be located. If you think the pool water level is going down more quickly and it’s not because of splash out, it could be a leak.
- Chances are you’re not heating your pool water in an Arizona pool, but if you are, lower the temperature a degree or two — that will make a difference on money saving.
- Don’t backwash frequently. Ask us how often that needs to be done.
- Landscape for water conservation. Strategic planting of trees, shrubbery and fencing or privacy barriers cuts down on evaporation caused by the wind.
Owning a swimming pool is an investment you and your family will enjoy for years, but it does come with routine maintenance and upkeep. Helping to keep the water from evaporating is a way to save on having to refill it and that will help keep money in your wallet.