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Drought Lingers, Pool Covers in Los Altos Save Water

Do you know that a simple solution as using pool covers in Los Altos can save precious pool water?

Drought here in California still lingers. Some time ago, Governor Gerry Brown asked Californians to cut back on their water consumption by 25%. However, their reduced water use has become a bit more drastic to 27%. And California isn't sure when the drought will end, so it's likely that they will continue conserving water for the next several months.

Pools have the biggest chunk of water use especially on a residential property, so homeowners will want to take several steps to conserve precious pool water especially during the dry months. Here's how you can save your pool water:

  • Try to lower the water level in your pool somewhat. This will help you avoid water overflowing onto the pool tiles which will result in undue water waste, especially when there's a lot of splashing going on. It's also a good idea to keep the water level about one inch from the level of the pool tile. Another thing you can do is ask people to avoid splashing as much as possible because you're trying to conserve water in the pool.
  • Turn off the water heater especially during the summer. This will prevent the likelihood of evaporation, and it will also help you save money on your energy bills.
  • Try not to backwash the pool filters unless absolutely necessary. Doing so can use a lot of water.
  • If you have fountains and waterfalls by the pool, turn them off. Aeration causes evaporation which can lead to significant water loss. They may beautify your landscape and you may love the relaxing sounds of cascading water. However, as long as the drought hasn't eased off yet, try to reach a compromise. Turn on the fountains and waterfalls when you're having a poolside party but leave them off the remainder of the time.
  • You should never have to drain your pool if it has been properly maintained. Only do this when your pool water is no longer fit to swim in.
  • Buy pool covers to protect your pool when not in use. Not only will they keep your family and pets safe, they also keep your pool cleaner by keeping debris out when your pool is not in use.

The fact is using a pool cover is one of the most cost-effective ways to keep water in your pool. A covered pool will save water from evaporating by up to 93%. The less water loss caused by evaporation, the less you will need to refill your pool with fresh water. Not only that you will save water but also money as well.

Pool Covers, Inc. is the answer to your pool cover needs. We offer both manual and automatic safety pool covers to fit to your pools of any size. Whether you want a snap-down manual pool cover, track manual pool cover, or our Infinity 4000 system automatic pool covers using the state-of-the-art technology. Pool Covers, Inc. has the pool cover you need. They also offer safety spa covers to protect your spas.

Does your pool cover have the same high quality as the products from Pool Covers, Inc.? Our pool covers are built not only to match but to exceed safety standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). When you have a high-quality and durable pool cover you can be sure that your pool is well-protected from evaporation.

These pool covers also prevent the water from developing algae, and reduce the need of having to use as many caustic cleaning chemicals. They can save you a lot of money, too.

Maintaining your pool as well as using pool covers in Los Altos will help you in your bid to save pool water so that you and your family will continue to enjoy swimming until the drought lifts.