Water loss is a recurrent problem that swimming pool owners may face. While it can happen as a result of a leak, it happens more frequently as a result of natural evaporation. A certain amount of evaporation is necessary, but much of it can be reduced. Let’s look at five easy strategies to implement to help keep your pool from losing excessive water.
Pets Not Permitted
When it comes to excessive water leaving the pool, pets can be a major cause. Keeping your dogs out of the pool can help with reducing swimming pool water loss. A large amount of water is lost each time your dog leaves your pool. Of course, observing your canine companion’s activities on rare occasions when they enjoy some pool time with you isn’t a problem, but if your pet has frequent access to your pool when you aren’t around, you may expect water levels to drop.
Repair Any Leaks
If the water level in your pool drops by more than 14 inches every day, you quite likely have a leak to deal with. A leak can appear as a small hole in your equipment, producing leakage and affecting the water level in your pool. When you consider the expense of thousands of gallons of water each week, the cost can quickly add up. If your pool is losing a lot of water, you should be certain to get it promptly inspected by a reputable pool repair company.
The following three tips are all about avoiding excessive evaporation.
Disconnect Special Water Features
Waterfalls and other water features can provide a lot of value in terms of multi-sensory experiences. They can, however, have a significant impact on your pool’s evaporation levels. Evaporation occurs on the water’s surface, therefore everything you do to raise the surface area of your pool’s water will also increase the rate of evaporation. We’re not attempting to dissuade you from enjoying your waterfall, water jets, or pool sprinklers; rather, we’re proposing that you turn the special water features off when you’re not there to actually appreciate them.
Cover Your Pool
Keep your pool covered when it’s not in use, which is our fourth suggestion for reducing water loss. You can learn more about the many types of pool covers by contacting your local pool supply company, and depending on the one you choose, the cover can help reduce evaporation by up to 98 percent! Regular pool cover use also saves money by lowering chemical and energy consumption by up to 50%.
Cool the Water
Even though we appreciate the idea of an environmentally friendly, low-maintenance heating system, keeping your pool water cool will prevent wasteful evaporation. The reason for this is straightforward science: cool water evaporates more slowly than warm water. We’re not suggesting that you keep your water ice cold; instead, consider lowering the temperature to the lowest setting that you’re comfortable with. If the weather is particularly hot, you may want to switch off the pool’s heating system.
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