1. Make sure your swimming pools, fountains and ponds are equipped with recirculating pumps.

  2. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  3. If you have an automatic refilling device, check your pool periodically for leaks.

  4. Instead of building a private pool, join a community pool.

  5. Use a grease pencil to conduct a bucket test to check for pool leaks. An unnatural water level…

  6. Don’t overfill the pool. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.

  7. When back-washing your pool, consider using the water on salt-tolerant plants in the landscape.

  8. Trickling or cascading fountains lose less water to evaporation than those that spray water into the air.

  9. Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.

  10. Use a pool cover to help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through…