With the vacation season coming to an end, you may be scrambling to plan a last-minute trip with your family. This may turn into a trip to a nearby beach or a fun adventure in your own backyard. Whatever the case may be, there are some unique items you can use to improvise on your beach or pool adventure. Listed below are some creative alternatives to common beach accessories that you can use before the end of summer.
Tired of topping off your pool water? Feel like you’re wasting more water than you should? If so, there are a number of ways you can reduce your water usage and save yourself money along the way. The guide below explains how to conserve swimming pool water so you can help the planet and your wallet at the same time.
Practice Proper Pool Maintenance
Pool maintenance is a crucial component of swimming pool ownership, but it often goes neglected. Having your pool equipment inspected and repaired on a regular basis will not only extend the life of your pool, but it will also reduce the amount of water lost from leaking lines, clogged filters, cracked pipes, and more. Whether you invest in professional pool maintenance or you do the work yourself, make sure that you are taking care of your pool all throughout the year (even in the winter). This will make a world of difference to your water usage.
Check Your Water Chemistry
To avoid draining the pool frequently, keep an eye on your pool’s water chemistry, and make any adjustments necessary if you notice a problem. This is something that your pool maintenance workers can do for you, depending on the types of services you have hired them for. If you have a consistent problem with one element of your pool’s chemistry, you may need to explore different chemicals or equipment to keep it where it needs to be. All of this will help you save money on drained, wasted water.
Lower the Temperature of Your Pool Water
The warmer your pool water is, the more the water will evaporate. By cooling down your pool, you can reduce the evaporation levels and conserve pool water at the same time. There are several ways to lower pool temperatures, from installing an aerator to buying a pool cooler. You can talk to your swimming pool installers to find out which option would be best for you.
Get a Pool Cover
If you do not have a pool cover already, not is a great time to invest in one. Pool covers serve several purposes. They act as a barrier between your pool water and falling dirt and debris, thereby reducing the wear and tear on your filtration system. They also block out the sun, trapping water in your pool and preventing it from evaporating. Solar pool covers can help heat your pool water during cooler months, which could extend your pool season. There are plenty of pool covers on the market, including custom pool covers for oddly-shaped pools. With proper protection, you can drastically reduce water loss in your swimming pool.
Do Not Overfill Your Pool
Obviously overfilling your pool will cause you to spend money on extra water for no reason, but there is more to the story than that. When your pool water is too high, there is a greater risk of water loss due to splashing. As people swim, dive, and play in your pool, they will continually splash water onto your pool deck. You will experience splashing no matter what, but the effects of it will be more drastic if your pool water is high. Keep the water levels where they are supposed to be, and you can avoid unnecessary water loss.