2 Ways to Conserve Your Pool Water
In the Bakersfield heat, it’s best to upkeep best pool water conservation practices. Let’s look at 2 ways to conserve your pool water, reduce evaporation water loss, reduce backwash water loss, and more.
Lessen Water Loss From Evaporation
When the weather warms up as hot as it does in Bakersfield, a swimming pool can lose up to 1/4 inches of its water per day due to evaporation. Furthermore, windy areas can lose more water as warm air comes into contact with the pool surface, which absorbs your pool water’s moisture.
Here are some quick tips on how to reduce your pool’s evaporation:
- Solar Pool Covers: Solar pool covers or solar blankets, decrease pool evaporation by 90-95%.
- Liquid Solar Blankets: Liquid solar blankers provides an invisible monolayer that cuts through heat/water loss up to 40%.
- Wind Blocks: Wind blocks are like hedges and fences which help reduce water loss.
- Thermostat control: Lowering your thermostat makes a difference.
- Limitation: Limiting water feature usage like fountains can decrease evaporation.
Decrease Water Loss From Backwash
- Cleaner for your Sand Cleaner: Filter cleaners remove scale and oil that causes filter pressure to rise quickly, providing a more effective backwash.
- Robot Pool Cleaners: Remove dirt and debris before it even reaches your pool filter.
- Separation Tanks: Sep tanks clean your backflush wasted water, which returns fresh water to your swimming pool.
- Cartridge Pool Filters: These filters do not need backflushing at all.
- Limit Backwashing: Don’t backwash too much. Instead, wait until the pressure gauge reads 10 psi higher than the regular clean pressure, or water flow rates become diminished.