Dreaming of a Bigger Swimming Pool…
Effective Summer of 2022 forward, those dreams may be limited to existing pools. As a result of federal government reductions for Colorado River use, Southern Nevada took action. New residential swimming pools are now limited to 600 square feet (that’s about the size of a three-car garage). The average pool in Las Vegas is under this limit but this will affect building plans for the approximate 1300 new pools built in the area each year.
Why limit pool size?
- Water evaporation accounts for the loss of around 23,000 gallons annually for the average pool.
What can you do as a current pool owner?
- Shelter your pool from wind (which increases evaporation) by being mindful of location and for existing pools; adding structures or desert-friendly trees or shrubs that won’t shed into the pool.
- Adhere to your pool service providers filter cleaning schedule and approve the cleaning to be done over landscaped areas so the water can serve more than one purpose.
- Ensure good water quality and take steps to maintain optimal pool water by following the suggestions of your pool service provider. Pool water should be changed every 2-3 years but here in the valley we go with the more conservative number of 3-5 years. Draining a pool may seem counterintuitive but properly maintained water performs better.
- Have any leaks recognized quickly by paying close attention to your pool in collaboration with your swimming pool cleaning service provider.
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