In the UAE, intense heat during peak summer can cause your pool water levels to drop at a rapid rate. Don’t confuse this complication with a leak, it is evaporation causing the loss.
Unfortunately, you can’t prevent evaporation entirely but you can reduce the amount of water you lose by using the following tricks.
One of the simplest ways to prevent water levels going down is to use a pool cover. There is a wide range of pool covers available in specialised shops such as ASTRAL or Dubai Pools and the prices vary based on size, the material used and the thickness of the cover.
These can be procured easily, but the real challenge lies in spreading it over your pool. Highly practical owners are known to install mechanical pool covers that allow them to cover the entire surface of the pool with a mere touch of a button.
Another good way of maintaining pool water levels is to add a windbreak to the area surrounding the pool. This could be done by sandwiching the pool between the house and the boundary wall. Trees, shrubs or other plants that help break up the wind and prevent it from blowing over the pool in full force work just as well.
You can also fence the area around the pool in order to add a windbreak. Swimming pool experts say that utilising different types of windbreaks can add both functionality and beauty to your outdoor pool space. It’s a bit costly in Dubai so do consider the prices before making your mind up.
Chlorine levels in your pool water also play a significant role in maintaining the pool levels. The chemical slows down the rate of water evaporation but on a hot summer day the sun actually breaks down the chemical. This leads to a decrease in chlorine levels, hence an increase in water evaporation. You should check the chlorine levels in your pool regularly and throw in the necessary tablets whenever needed. Also, make sure that you are not overdoing your pool maintenance with chlorine tablets as it is a poisonous substance! Be within the safe limits and you’ll be fine.
The easy way
One more thing you can do is to hire a company that specialises in maintaining swimming pools. Their service charges vary from AED 400 to AED 800 per month, depending on your location, pool size and type. Such companies usually visit you twice a week and can install the perfect pool cover to your swimming pool with the option of motorising it at hand.
These were some of the things you can do to maintain water levels in your pool during those the peak summer days in the UAE. Stay tuned to MyHome at MyBayut for more tips for keeping your private pool and garden happy.