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Swimming Pools

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  • Cover the pool when not in use to control evaporation and save energy from heat loss. Up to 95% of water loss from evaporation can be saved through the use of a pool cover when the pool is not in use
  • Reduce the temperature if possible, particularly when the pool is not in use.
  • Limit the frequency of pool refilling. Only refill pool when required for water quality reasons.
  • Backwash pool filters only when necessary.If the backwash cycle is controlled by a timer, check and adjust the frequency of the cycle to ensure optimal efficiency. Use head loss to determine backwash frequency (8-10 psi loss)
  • Where feasible, use filter backwash for irrigating lawns or plants and shrubs or for cooling tower make-up.
  • Lower the pool's water level as much as possible to reduce the amount of water that can be splashed out.
  • Check the pool regularly for cracks and leaks and make repairs promptly. If pool drops more than 1 inch per day then investigate for problems.
  • Replace shower heads in the changing area to low flow fixtures and post signs to encourage pool users to limit the time spent in the shower.
  • Add a fence, trees or shrubs to provide a wind break to reduce evaporation.
  • Utilize a pool vacuum that recycles water when cleaning the pool.