Water is one of the most, if not the most, important element to sustain life. A human being can live without food for a week, but without water only 2-3 days before suffering from dehydration. As a business specializing in pools and water treatment, we feel the responsibility to highlight the importance of water and give you some tips to reduce water waste when using your pool!
The importance of water
World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of freshwater. World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
Groundwater, making the invisible visible
This 2022, the focus is groundwater, an invisible resource with an impact visible everywhere. Groundwater is water found underground in aquifers, which are geological formations of rocks, sands and gravels that hold substantial quantities of water. Groundwater feeds springs, rivers, lakes and wetlands, and seeps into oceans. Groundwater is recharged mainly from rain and snowfall infiltrating the ground. Groundwater can be extracted to the surface by pumps and wells.
Life would not be possible without groundwater. Most arid areas of the world depend entirely on groundwater. Groundwater supplies a large proportion of the water we use for drinking, sanitation, food production and industrial processes. It is also critically important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems, such as wetlands and rivers.
We must protect them from overexploitation – abstracting more water than is recharged by rain and snow – and the pollution that currently haunts them, since it can lead to the depletion of this resource, extra-costs of processing it, and sometimes even preventing its use. Exploring, protecting and sustainably using groundwater will be central to surviving and adapting to climate change and meeting the needs of a growing population.
And now some pool tips for saving water:
Use a solar cover
Using a solar cover reduces evaporation and therefore reduces water loss. Pool covers can also reduce heating and chemical costs by preventing night heat loss. Be sure your cover fits properly to maximize the benefit.
Repair any leaks
Even tiny leaks in pool equipment or structure can lead to substantial waste. For example, a centimeter a-day leak in a 4 by 8 meters pool can waste approx. 100.000 litres of water per year.
Reduce your pool/spa water temperature
Warmer water evaporates more quickly. This will save energy costs and water. Again, using a pool cover will help reduce the evaporation by up to 95%.
Turn off unnecessary fountains and waterfalls
The aeration effect results in significant water loss due to easier evaporation.
Manually clean your filter
It’s more thorough and uses less water than an average backwash. Also, though backwashing is convenient, be sure not to backwash more often than you need to.
Maintain proper chemical levels and adequate circulation time
The pool will be safer, cleaner and less likely to require draining and refilling to fix a chemical imbalance.
Be careful not to overfill the pool when filling it up
Plug the overflow line. Sounds basic, but we all get distracted sometimes.
We hope you found this article informative and don’t forget to apply the pool tips given above to reduce the water wasted. Don’t forget to pay a visit to our Facebook page to stay informed of our latest offers and products. Feel free to Contact us for any questions you may have!
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