Many people who would like to put in a pool or do a swimming pool remodel are questioning whether it makes sense with California’s drought.  In fact, some studies have found that swimming pools use significantly less water than watering a typical lawn.  Additionally, Orange County swimming pool design can accommodate many water-conserving elements.  Here are a few ideas.

  1. Put in a pool cover.  Pool covers can prevent 90% of water evaporation.  While the old school bubble covers were pretty ugly, newer covers take aesthetics into account.  The new designs are also safer, too, and are made without gaps.
  1. Extend the lip of the pool coping.  If you are planning on new coping, extend the edge by an inch and a half to two inches to help prevent water from splashing out.  
  1. Don’t install an overflow.  An overflow is built in to a pool to prevent water from splashing out and getting on the decking.  It prevents a pool or hot tub from overflowing by siphoning off excess water to the cub.  However, it also creates a lot of waste.  Consider an Orange County swimming pool design without an overflow to reduce water runoff.
  1. Skip autofill.  This feature is meant to keep the water level of a pool constant.  However, it tends to overfill the pool, leading to water waste.  It can also cover up the signs of a leak, leading to further waste.

Get in touch with us to discuss a water-wise pool design or remodel.  We’d love to help you get the pool you’ve always wanted.

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