It would be perfectly normal for an ‘average’ sized pool to lose anywhere between 2mm and 10mm of water to evaporation every day. Location, wind speed, humidity, shade, sunlight, air temperature and water temperature all have an impact on evaporation rates, and so does the size of your pool, so there really is no ‘average’ answer.
One of the questions I am often asked is, “How much water does a pool cover save”? We all know that pool covers save water by virtually eliminating evaporation when they’re on the pool, but how much evaporation does your pool have? It’s a valid question, and the answers can vary quite dramatically, depending on several different factors.
If you’re really keen, you can look at statistical averages on the government weather bureau website (BOM) to see rates of evaporation in your area, and then make some sort of calculation from there. It’s a complicated process though – I’ve been through the exercise with my own pool and estimate that without a cover, I’d experience evaporative water loss of over 73,000 litres per year! Isn’t that a staggering amount?
This means it’s really easy to justify why all pool owners should use a pool cover and just how much precious water they will save. to see how much we can contribute to sustainable water usage for Australia’s future, today!