There’s no way around it – now’s the time to take the California drought seriously and conserve water. We all know what we need to do – cut our shower times in half, water our lawns less frequently and consider changing out our landscaping. But what is proper drought pool care?
The two most important facets of drought pool care are checking for leaks and continuous maintenance. Pool evaporation is usually about one inch every week. To figure out if your pool is losing more water than it should, make sure the water is halfway up the tile at the proper water level. Place a bucket on the top or second step and fill the bucket so that the water in the bucket is level with the pool water. Mark the level in the bucket with tape or a marker. After a day, look at the level water in the bucket. If it’s higher than the pool, you’ve got a leak.
If you’ve got a leak, check the backwash valve, filter band clamp and any other fittings for equipment leaks. If you can’t identify the leak, it might be time to switch up your maintenance routine or call in pool maintenance professionals. Give us a call if you discover a leak or need help with other pool issues.