Saving water at home
Pool and outdoors
As pool and spa owners, you can reduce water consumption in several ways.
- Use a pool cover. A properly fitted pool cover can stop up to 97% of evaporation and reduce the amount of chemicals required to treat the water.
- Check your pool for leaks. A tiny leak could result in a large amount of water loss.
- Build your pool in an area that is shaded during the hottest parts of the day. This will reduce evaporation and help avoid the sun’s harsh rays while you swim.
- Maintain the correct chemical balance in your pool and clean it regularly. Top up your pool with rainwater runoff.
- When purchasing a new pool filter, look for a water efficient model. An energy efficient pump can also significantly save on energy costs. Find out more about being waterwise with your swimming pool and spa (PDF, 162KB).
A few simple one-off modifications to fittings and appliances can save water on a daily basis.
- Install a rainwater tank (PDF, 162KB) to decrease use of town water and reduce water bills
- Use a broom to sweep outdoor areas rather than hosing them down.
- Use a trigger hose or bucket when washing your car and try to wash it on the lawn.
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