Water Conservation For Pool Owners

If you follow a few basic steps you will be conserving water while you enjoy a favorite summer pastime.


  • Use a pool cover to help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through evaporation.
  • Make sure your swimming pools, fountains and ponds are equipped with recirculating pumps.
  • If you have an automatic refilling device, check your pool periodically for leaks.
  • When back-washing your pool, consider using the water on salt-tolerant plants in the landscape.
  • Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.
  • Don't overfill the pool. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.
  • Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.
  • Trickling or cascading fountains lose less water to evaporation than those that spray water into the air.
  • Use a grease pencil to conduct a bucket test to check for pool leaks. An unnatural water level drop may indicate a leak.