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Summer Time Means Pool Time

Summer is in full swing, temperatures are up and so is pool use. Irvine Ranch Water District would like to remind you that water evaporates from a pool at about the same rate as a lawn uses water.

That’s right, that pool or spa in your backyard evaporates, especially on during hot weather. Here are a few ideas of how pool and spa owners can reduce their water use:

  • Cover the pool or spa when it’s not in use. This can save both water and energy. There are many different styles, from floating bubble wrap types to automatic units or hard covers that may be useful where children or animals are present.
  • Avoid splashing water onto the surrounding lawn or concrete surfaces.
  • Consider a patio cover or shade trees that shield your pool or spa from the sun.
  • If you have an automatic refill unit, check it for proper operation.
  • Check your filter system for leaks.
  • If possible, defer emptying and refilling your pool or spa.

For more water-saving ideas, check out our website.

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