20 Jun Water & Pool Saving Tips
The ever-growing crisis surrounding water restrictions and pool owners has left many pool owners in a dire predicament with regards to the maintenance of their pools. Pool Care Clinic is acutely aware of the crisis and is continually on the lookout for ways to save our clients water. We have put together some water and pool saving tips to assist you.
Being unable to top up the pool water level puts added pressure on the pump and filtration system. Allowing it drop to low, will result in the pump burning out as well as result in structural damage to the pool, should the pressure outside the pool exceed that of inside the pool.
Not back washing and rinsing, is unfortunately not the answer. The consequences are dire and costly to rectify. IE the lack of back washing and rinsing will result in a massive build-up of pressure in the filter, which in turn will damage it and the pump, costing thousands to replace and or repair.
Simple water saving tips are as follows:
- Change the sand in the filter to recycled glass, which requires back washing every 2 MONTH and not every week. Water savings are estimated at minimum of 4000 to 5000 litres per month
- Install a cartridge filter, which requires no back washing and rinsing, ever! Water savings are estimated at minimum of 4000 to 5000 litres per month
- Apply a bottle of Water guard to the pool every 3 weeks, reducing evaporation by 50%
- Have your bore hole and well point water tested for suitability for use in the pool. Not all ground water is, and a lot of it contains metals that stain pools.
- Install a 2000 litre back washing tank, any smaller a tank won’t work adequately as the average back wash and rinse pushes no less than 1200 litres of water down the drain. Once the tank is installed, the back-wash water can be treated and re used in the pool.
In closing, we must reiterate that allowing the water level to merely drop and drop, will cause structural damage and to not run the pool pump and filter as intended IE with clean sand and enough water, will in the long run prove costlier to rectify than any of the above-mentioned solutions.
DISCLAIMER: Pool Care Clinic will not be liable for any loss or damage, of whatsoever nature, suffered by the client due to his/her failure to comply with the aforementioned instructions. We recommend you contact us to attend to this professionally.