5 Tips for pool owners in drought

With water restrictions being enforced in many regions across Australia, we’ve put together our top tips for maintaining your pool’s health during a drought. Our easy guide provides long-term solutions for your pool care while also being water wise.

1. Invest in a Pool Cover

Evaporation is the #1 cause of water loss in pools, and the main reason you need to keep adding water. A pool cover acts as a protective barrier for your pool, cutting evaporation by up to 99.85%! This can save you up to 10,000 L of water per month from evaporation, and is the best way to save water in your pool.

Ask your local Poolwerx about our climate care certified pool covers!

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2. Turn down the heat

If you have a heated pool, reduce the water temperature. The warmer the water, the faster it will evaporate!

3. Check for Leaks

Any size leak in our pool can has significant effects on water waste. Even the tiniest leak is losing water 24/7, which can mean hundreds of litres of water lost each day! Make sure you check your pool equipment system as well as the pool itself, as there could be a leak springing from the pump, filter, heater or chlorinator.

If you’re not sure where to start, ask your local Poolwerx for an equipment check!

Pool Leaking Hose

4. Check your chlorine levels

Ensure you maintain correct chlorine levels. This will not only help keep your pool healthy but will prevent additional water usage by having to fix issues such as ‘green pool’.

5. Get efficient equipment

When you backwash your filter, pool water is reversed through the filter to clean it, and that water becomes waste. Give glass media a try instead! This uses less water on each backwash. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a new filter, consider replacing it with a new high capacity quad cartridge filter that only needs cleaning once a season!

If you would like any advice on how to keep your pool healthy during water restrictions, please contact your local qualified Poolwerx Technician.

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