Short answer: no.
California’s drought has been causing severe damage to the nation’s entire economy in addition to simply the state’s water supply. A common myth surrounding the drought topic is that swimming pools waste water, thus enabling the drought to continue. Not only this misguided, but actually swimming pools conserve water rather than waste it.
Since a typical California household contains a grass lawn, most homeowners utilize a sprinkler system to keep that lawn green and fresh. People often maintain their lawns under the impression that lawns are good for the environment since it is incorporating natural greens. However, according to the California Pool & Spa Association, “a well-maintained pool uses roughly half the amount of water a lawn uses in the same period.”
To learn more about the drought and how it is affecting the swimming pool industry, check out the California Pool & Spa Association’s Let’s Pool Together campaign. Having partnered with the Save Our Water campaign, the California Pool & Spa Association commits itself to providing true, useful proof that swimming pools can, in fact, help safeguard water for California’s future.