Building a Pool helps Conserve Water
Everybody has good reasons to try and conserve water. It’s one great way to help our ecosystem thrive. So when times get tough, some people might think of something like a swimming pool as frivolous and wasteful.
That would be false. Pools can actually help you conserve water.
Don’t believe me? Well a 1,000 square foot of lawn uses up to 600 gallons of water per day according to Stu Campbell, in his book The Home Water Supply, as quoted by Stanford Magazine. A pool, by comparison uses 300 gallons per day. These kinds of numbers stack up really fast. Over the course of a year, a lawn could use up to 219,000 gallons.
Now obviously in the first year of owning a pool, you will have to fill it. That takes tons of water! How can a pool help conserve water compared to a lawn? Your average pool takes somewhere between 18 to 20,000 gallons to fill. So in the first year of owning a pool, you are still conserving 89,500 to 91,500 gallons of water. In the years that follow you will be saving up to roughly 109,500 gallons of water in a year.
So if the Sacramento region builds 1,200 pools in the area that would result in 107,400,000 gallons of water saved the year they were built, and 131,400,000 gallons the following year.
And at Premier Pools & Spas we have been at the forefront of working towards water conservation and awareness. The owner of our Sacramento branch, Keith Harbeck, has been championing water conservation with the California Pool and Spa Association. The CPSA has started an initiative called the Drought Crisis Awareness Campaign.
Keith, in his part to help the campaign, is running a program called Cash for Grass at the Sacramento branch of Premier Pools & Spas. This program will pay customers building new pools for every square foot of thirsty grass that is replaced by a pool. You can contact the Sacramento branch for more on that program. In the meantime, take a dip in your pool and know you are helping the water conservation efforts!