How Does Your Pool Fit Into the California Drought?

California is currently in one of the worst droughts in history. While many of the lakes in the area are at their lowest levels ever, having a backyard pool is a great way to still enjoy the water. However, the drought has caused many restrictions to be put on pool building and draining.

The severe drought has brought on strict restrictions to help conserve as much water as possible. These restrictions can also come with a heavy fine if they are not followed. You can receive up to a $500 fine for each day that you use a hose to clean a sidewalk or running an ornamental fountain that does not recirculate the water.

Local governments are also asking businesses think before they use water. Many hotels are now only washing the linens if it is specifically requested by a guest. Any new landscapes that are put in are required to only use drought-tolerant plants to help reduce the amount of watering that is needed.

There are many other steps that you can take to help do your part to save water through the drought. Cutting your shower down from 10 minutes to just 5 minutes can save hundreds of gallons of water each month. Replacing your old, outdated toilet or clothes washer with a new, water efficient one can also help to save water. It can also qualify you for a rebate to help offset the cost of the new appliance.

The fall and winter months should bring more rain into the area, which means that the water restrictions for draining your pool will probably be lifted. The cooler months are the perfect time to empty your pool and replaster it to make sure that it is in the best condition possible when the weather heats up again.

Contact Clean and Clear Pools in Danville, California for more information on how to drain and replaster your pool. We can give you references to ensure that the job is done properly.

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