4 Ways to Conserve Pool Water

Conserve Pool Water

Summer is the perfect time to take a dip in the pool to cool off. However, pools can use a lot of water, which can waste resources and increase your water bill. There are a few easy ways to conserve water when using your pool so you can enjoy it guilt-free.

Here are four ways you can conserve water while still enjoying your swimming pool

Filter backwashing

This wastes a lot of water, so only do it when necessary. You can tell when it’s time to backwash your filter by checking the pressure gauge.

Water level – make sure your pool’s water level is at least halfway up the tile line. This will reduce the amount of evaporation and splash-out.

 Leaks – check for leaks in your pool equipment and plumbing. A small drip can waste hundreds of gallons of water per day.

Cover your pool – using a cover will reduce evaporation by up to 95%. It will also keep dirt and debris out of your pool, which means you’ll have to brush it less often.

Keep water temperatures low

This will reduce evaporation and save energy. 78 degrees is comfortable for swimming and won’t require as much energy to maintain.

For every degree you raise the temperature, you’ll use about six more gallons of water per day. If you follow these tips, you can save water and still enjoy your pool all summer long.


Evaporation is the biggest water waster in any pool. By following the steps above, you can be sure to cut down on evaporation and still enjoy a clean, refreshing pool all season long.

Maintain clean and healthy water

The best way to keep your pool water clean and healthy is to practice good hygiene. Shower before you swim, and don’t allow anyone to enter the pool if they have diarrhea or communicable disease. Keep the pool area clean, and pick up any trash that blows into the pool.

How is pool water maintained?

Maintaining your pool’s water is an important part of keeping it clean and safe for swimming. By circulating the water and running it through the filter, you can help prevent algae and bacteria growth, and trap contaminants.

You should also test your pool’s water regularly to make sure the pH levels are balanced. You can buy test strips at your local pool supply store, or take a sample of your pool water to a professional for testing.


Brushing your pool is a simple but important part of keeping it clean. By following the steps above, you can be sure to brush your pool the right way. You can also watch our how-to video below to see how the experts at Aqua Pool do it. And don’t forget, you can conserve water and still enjoy your pool all summer long by following the four tips we’ve outlined.


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