We all know that water is a scarce resource. Though almost 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, less than 1% of it is potable, which means that we must be careful and learn to use it responsibly.
That is why Fluidra has published in the Swimming Pool Exhibition the Ten-step Guide to the Sustainable Pool, in which are set out measures that are already being put into practice in other countries and are proposed innovative solutions. These measures, which can be applied in a modular manner, can be combined in order to achieve savings of up to 70% of the water and energy resources used.
Lack of water may become a problem in many geographic areas. Administrations, worried about guaranteeing the supply for the population, may limit the use of potable water in various applications. Water for leisure activities, agricultural irrigation and other sectors may all be affected.
In Spain, FAPS (the Spanish federation of equipment manufacturers and builders of pools, saunas and spas) is publishing documentation with advice and recommendations so that we do not have to give up the use of pools in the summer. It is a useful manual of good practices for both citizens with pools and their manufacturers. For further information, you can find FAPS advices and recommendations in Spanish language throughout the website: http://www.faps.es.
Some water-saving tips for pools are: using a pool cover and keeping the pool water cold to reduce water evaporation, keeping the pool and filters clean , collecting water of filter backwashing in a tank for its reuse, maintaining proper chemical levels and adequate circulation time, and reduce the loss of water for use (basically due to splashing and the water lost when going into/out of the pool). It is important to know that if you maintain the pool water in good conditions all year long, you will not need to ever drain it.
As a company dedicated to the development of sustainable solutions for the conservation, handling, treatment and enjoyment of water, Fluidra supports the FAPS initiative with the desire to make owners, users and professionals of the sector aware so they are careful with their use of this most precious resource.