Be Cool With Your Pool

Be Cool With Your Pool

Be Cool With Your Pool

The average pool evaporates its entire contents (16,000 gallons) each year! Get tips to efficiently manage your pool and reduce your water-use.

  • Keep pool water level lower to reduce water loss caused by splashing.
  • Meter the water that refills the pool; if you notice a sharp increase, you may have a leak.
  • Direct pool filter backwash water to plants or use it for other beneficial purposes. Or, use cartridge filters that can be cleaned without having to backwash.
  • Install a pool cover to prevent water evaporation from your pool. In Phoenix and Tucson, the average evaporation rate is approximately 6 feet per year. 90%-95% of pool and spa water lost to evaporation can be saved by installing a pool cover.