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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.