2017 has delivered a strange winter, with less rain and warmer temperatures. And this doesn’t bode well with experts who claim that this will continue into spring and beyond.
So, what can you do now – in winter – to combat these drier spells?
Send In The Tanks
Rainwater is one of the most valuable resources you can collect from your home – and it’s free! Although your ability to conserve water depends on location, installing a rainwater tank will reduce water bills, keep your garden healthy and have broader environmental benefits. The math is simple – the bigger the tank – the more water you can save!
For additional storage and a more effective use of space, try both above and underground water tanks – you’ll reduce costs in the long-term, and minimise water loss through tank failure or water contamination.
Fight Evaporation With Rainwater
Tank water can be safely used for pools and spas provided it’s introduced through the balance track and before swimmers enter. Once introduced, you’ll need to balance the water – add algaecides or extra chlorine to help ease contamination. Our BioGuard Algi Destroyer is an excellent preventer and destroyer of stubborn algae infestations.
As always, it’s essential to check that pH and alkalinity levels are normal. We recommend pH levels sit at 7.2 – 7.8 (7.0 – 7.2 in fibreglass pools) and total alkalinity sits at 100 – 150 ppm.
Through summer your pool uses and loses a considerable amount of water – due to evaporation and heavy use – that’s why water conservation in winter is as important as ever. Particularly as global temperatures continue to rise, the preservation of our most valuable resource is essential.
At BioGuard we encourage responsible pool ownership and urge all our customers to take the necessary actions to limit their footprint and improve sustainability. Keep fighting the good fight. Every little bit goes a long way.