Be water wise ...
- Only backwash & rinse your pool fllter every 2 weeks or when you automatic pool cleaner becomes sluggish
- Only top up your pool to keep the water level above the suction hole in the weir, so that your pool pump can function properly
- Follow a regular pool maintenance routine, to prevent the need for corrective pool treatments that require a lot of water
- Turn off decorative water features that increase the level of evaporation and splash-our
- Use a pool cover to reduce evaporation
- Curb boisterous activities in the pool to reduce splash-out
- Consider harvesting rainwater for use in topping up your pool. Test and correct your pH and chlorine levels regularly.
- Treat pop-up or above ground pools with pool chemicals to reduce the need to dump the water after use
- Locate plants/trees near to the pool to provide shade and reduce evaporation
Save on electricity …
- Run your pool pump for the correct number of hours per day- refer “Filtering Hours"
- Make use of the timer to control the hours that the pump is set to operate
- Set your pUmp to run at a time when other household electrical appliances are not in use
- Regularly clear pump & weir baskets and backwash / rinse your filter to gain maximum benefit from filtering hours
- Follow a regular pool maintenance routine, to prevent the need for corrective pool treatments
- Turn off the pool light
- Turn off electric pool heaters
- SOlar heating requires a stronger pool pump to circulate the water, which uses more electricity.
- In addition, warmer pool water requires additional chemicals and increased frequency of backwashing/rinsing of the filter