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Water conservation tips for pool and spa owners
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Keep your pool clean to reduce frequency of backwashing. - photo by Photo Contributed

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than irrigated lawns? That doesn’t mean we can’t do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:


· Install a pool cover to reduce water evaporation by as much as 90%.

· Shut off waterfalls, fountains, and other water features to reduce water loss and evaporation.

· Check the pool for leaks. Contact your pool service professional for guidance.

· Minimize splashing or lower the pool’s water level to reduce the amount of water splashed out.

· Plug the overflow line when the pool is in use.

· Replace sand and Diatomaceous Earth filters with cartridge filters that do not require backwashing.

· Keep your pool clean to reduce frequency of backwashing.

· If your pool is heated, reduce the water temperature to reduce evaporation.


· Keep it covered.

· Maintain the chemicals to extend water life.

· Check the equipment for leaks.

· Drain only when absolutely necessary.

· Check with your pool service professional for new technology that helps keep the water clean and reduce the need to drain the spa.

· If you drain your spa, reuse the water to irrigate plants and landscaping.

*The information provided in this edition of Conservation Corner was retrieved from, a partner of the Save Our Water State Campaign.

For questions or additional information, please contact Municipal Services at 209-668-5590 or visit the City’s website at Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.



New watering schedule in effect as of June 1: Watering is limited to only two days per week based on odd/even address and watering is prohibited from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on the scheduled watering day. Odd numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Sunday and even numbered addresses on Tuesday and Saturday. No watering is allowed on Monday, Thursday or Friday.