Pool News & Tips
Water-Saving tips for swimming pools & spas
Here are a few tips to practice water conservation with your swimming pool. Get smart with your water consumption by taking preventative steps and making repairs that help conserve water.
1. Shut Off Fountains and Waterfalls
When the water features are running, a significant amount of aeration occurs. This creates a lot of water loss due to evaporation. It definitely looks nice and the sound of running water is very relaxing, but strike a compromise! Only run the pool fountains and waterfalls when are are entertaining.
2. If You are Heating your Pool, Lower the Temperature
Just like boiling water on the stove, heating your pool will speed up the evaporation process. During the summer, reduce the set temperature for the pool heater.
3. Check for Leaks
Monitor your water and utility bills. Any changes might signal a possible leak or other issue that will need further investigation. Make sure there are no damp spots downstream of the pool or water-saturated soil near the pool or equipment area. Also double check for loose tiles. If you suspect a potential leak, contact a swimming pool professional to discuss leak search options.
4. Use Strategic Poolside Landscaping
Plant pool-area shrubs and use privacy barriers or fences to help reduce wind evaporation that causes water loss.
Preparing your Pool for
Should I get a salt water system for my pool?
There has been some debate over salt versus chlorine pools. Both systems provide sanitized water safe for swimming, but please consider some of the great benefits provided by Salt Water Systems:
Gentle on Eyes and Skins
Chlorine levels are generally lower with salt water systems. Adults and children who are sensitive to chlorine often report fewer irritations to eyes and skin when using these pools. Many of our pet lovers often report it's great for our fur-babies too!
"Soft Water" Feel
Almost like a water softener in your home, the addition of salt makes the water feel silky and smooth to the touch. Many pool owners prefer this over the dry feel of regular chlorinated water.
Safer Than Chlorine
In tablet or liquid chlorine, the chemicals are a lot stronger compared to the chlorine produced by the salt water systems. Salt water systems constantly break down salt through electrolysis to provide a continuous level of water sanitation with less chemical by-products compared to traditional chlorine.
While a salt water system requires an initial investment to install, the comfort and possible health benefits outweigh the costs.Many pool owners have already converted their pools into salt water systems and are loving their new swimming experience with a wonderful piece of pool technology!