As you might have heard by now, the Western United States has been experiencing a severe drought that has been dubbed one of the worst. As hot tub owners there are a few precautionary tips that can be taken to help ease the situation during this serious dry spell in the West Coast.
Check them out below!
- All pools, spas, and ornamental fountains/ponds shall be equipped with a recirculation pump and shall be constructed to be leak-proof. Pool and hot tub draining and refilling shall be allowed only for health, maintenance, or structural considerations.
- Water should not be applied to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures.
- Automatic shut-off devices should be attached on any hose or filling apparatus in use.
- Refrain from washing streets, parking lots, driveways, or sidewalks, except as necessary for health, aesthetic or sanitary purposes.
- Reduce water use by the following suggested percentages: Residential and Rural 25-40%; Multi-family and Public/ Institutional customers reduce water use by 20-30%; commercial customers by 20%; and Landscape Irrigation by 25-50%.
- Motor vehicles and equipment shall be washed only with buckets or with hoses equipped with automatic shutoff nozzles.
- If draining a pool or hot tub, untreated water may be used for irrigation or clearing purposes.
Remember: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We can work together to create a bigger and brighter future for everyone.
American Spas is committed to reduce the amount of water usage, especially during this current drought. For more information about American Spas and products, or to learn how you can limit your hot tub water usage, please visit www.american-spa.com