Pool owners are reminded that there are several tips on the City’s Environmental Partnership Initiative web page for conserving pool water, helping to lessen “water bill surprise.”

Here are a few of the tips:

  • Cover the pool when not in use to control evaporation—up to 95 percent of water loss from evaporation can be saved through the use of a pool cover. For the typical pool, a cover can save an average of 16,000 gallons of water per year!
  • Lower the pool’s water level as much as possible to reduce the amount of water that can be splashed out.
  • Where feasible, use filter backwash for irrigating lawns or plants, or for a cooling tower.
  • Utilize a pool vacuum that recycles water when cleaning the pool.

For more water conservation ideas for pools, visit www.cor.net/epi and click on “Richardson Informs.”