Unfortunately, due to mainstream media, most people think California is out of the drought and this couldn’t be farther from the truth. California, which has been in the news for the longest time because of the worst drought in its history recently got a lot of rain and snow capped mountains in Northern California which have alleviated the severe drought that we have been in. Now that we’ve had rain, the public perception is that California is no longer in a drought. This isn’t true and as residents of Southern California we should still conserve water and be concerned about what is around the corner.
Depending on what article you read, all it will take is one dry summer for us to return to major drought conditions and we are willing to bet that this is going to happen this year! In a recent article, Governor Brown made the following statement, “this drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner,” Brown said in a statement. Conservation must remain a way of life. The emergency declaration allowed the state to cut water usage. It is estimated that urban water consumption was reduced by up to 25 percent, as people were made aware of the need to treat water as a resource and to keep its use to a minimum. The conservation of water is likely to remain an issue for the state, despite the lifting of the current emergency.”
At Pool Services Technologies, we keep drought and water conservation news on high alert because our business is centered around it. Our business is recycling swimming pool water. Basically, we give commercial and residential swimming pool owners an alternative to a typical drain and refill. If you own a swimming pool in our area, you should get into the habit of changing out the water in your pool every two years because of high calcium hardness in our fill water. As pool water evaporates, the calcium and other hardness minerals in our water remain in solution and gradually increase in concentration. When this happens calcium will scale your tile, the interior finish of your swimming pool, filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. At this time, most pool professionals will recommend a water change which as you know can waste on average 20,000-gallons of water. That’s why we will always recommend Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration because we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water and put drinking quality water back in your swimming pool.
Remember, we are still in a drought and based on reports aren’t far from where we were before so the next time someone recommends a water change please contact us or one of our fellow Service Providers today to save the water and make a huge impact on our environment.
If you should have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today!