Swimming pools require a fair amount of water, but they still can offer environmental benefits. In fact, a 675 square-foot swimming pool often uses less water than 675 square-feet of turf grass! You can minimize your pool’s water use and lessen its environmental impact by looking at Pool and Spa Best Ways to Save and Drought Tips. In addition, by using your pool to keep cool, you may be able to minimize the impact of your indoor cooling energy usage. You can reduce your water and electricity usage by keeping your evaporative cooler or air conditioner on a lower setting while you swim.
Source: “Pool tips” Southern Nevada Water Authority. Accessed May 30, 2003.