There are many instances where investing in water storage might benefit you. One of the most portable methods of storing water is to use an Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage system (formerly Insta-Tank). This durable and reusable storage system is lightweight, made from heavy-duty vinyl, and is perfect for storing fresh water.
What Types of Projects Can Benefit From Water Storage?
When it comes to water, you don’t want it to go down the drain, whether you need to store grey water, conduct a pool repair, remove water from a disaster area, or just need a temporary water storage unit, the Aqua-Barrier® is the perfect solution for your job. Here are six instances where water storage can be beneficial.
- Grey Water Storage
- Pool Repair
- Disaster Areas
- Temporary Water Storage
1) Grey Water Storage
Grey water is gently used water that comes from your sinks, tubs, showers, and washing machines. Sometimes, when repairs are needed, it is necessary to store this water. While greywater should never be released into streams, rivers, or lakes, it is perfect and beneficial to irrigate lawns with.
2) Pool Repair
Using water storage during a pool repair is the smart thing to do to help conserve water! Instead of letting all that clean, chlorinated water drain out down the street, store and reuse your water with the Aqua-Barrier® water storage system.
3) Irrigation Needs
Sometimes the weather doesn’t always cooperate, and if you are experiencing a long dry spell, sometimes irrigation is needed to help bring water to the land.
ProTip: Instead of installing a large and immovable silo or basin, the compact, portable, and rapidly deployed Aqua-Barrier® water storage is perfect for all irrigation needs.
4) Disaster Areas
When a disaster is heading your way, one of the most important things people run out to buy is water. Don’t waste money on bottles and bottles of water. The Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage can hold up to 90,000 gallons and can provide you with water through the duration of the disaster!
5) Temporary Water Storage
If you own a construction company, you know that many times projects require temporary dewatering. Whether you are working on a bridge, pipeline, or another repair, the perfect solution is to drain and store the water is through Aqua-Barrier®.
Aqua-Barrier®: The Smart Way to Store Water
If you are curious about or in need of water storage, be sure you are making the environmentally friendly choice with Aqua-Barrier® Water Storage. With its many size options, it can be used in truck transport or for ground installation.
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All pools have one thing in common–they take maintenance. And, if proper maintenance isn’t kept up on commercial pools, it could lead to customer outrage and revenue loss. With proper pool maintenance, you can ensure that your pool is ready for use all year round.
Maintaining a Commercial Pool
Maintaining a commercial pool is quite different from maintaining a residential pool. Commercial pools are a big responsibility and require constant attention and upkeep. Not only does your company’s revenue and customer experience count on your pool being ready to use, but the health and safety of swimmers depend on it, too. Below are some essential tips for commercial pool maintenance.
Proper Pool Filtration
Commercial pools typically have high bather loads and pool filters can easily clog, causing sanitary risks and putting your pumps and other commercial pool equipment at risk. Ensuring proper filtration is critical to maintaining water clarity and proper water balance. Without proper filtration, your pool will require more chemicals and maintenance.
Regular maintenance of a commercial pool also requires proper pool sanitization. Due to high levels of swimmers, sanitizer levels can easily come unbalanced. If the levels are too low, dangerous bacteria levels can thrive in the water, making swimmers ill. Too much sanitizer and chlorine can cause irritation of swimmers eyes and skin and potentially damage pool surfaces and equipment.
Routine Pool Water Testing
Commercial pool water testing needs to be done regularly to make sure pH, chlorine, and other water balancing treatments are balanced. Make sure to check your local health-department codes for guidance on appropriate water testing levels. Large capacity commercial pools should complete a water analysis at least once a day, including free chlorine residual, total bromine residual, pH, acid and alkali demand. At least once a month, the total alkalinity, CYA, calcium hardness, iron, and copper should be checked.
Draining Your Commercial Pool
Commercial pools need to be occasionally drained, whether for a deep pool cleaning, or to correct the pH and chemicals. It is important to know the proper methods involved in draining your pool and use the proper tools in order to make the drainage of your pool successful. The method in which you drain your pool has a significant impact on the time and ease of the project. Traditional methods of dewatering solutions include the use of sandbags, but many contractors are saving time and money with Aqua-Barrier® Inflatable cofferdams. In addition to the Aqua-Barrier, using an Insta-Tank® to store the leftover water maximizes water conservation. These offer the perfect solution for pool area construction and maintenance projects.
Commercial Pool Maintenance
Commercial pools are delicate and complex ecosystems that require careful attention and diligent maintenance. Hiring a certified pool operator or pool technician is a good idea to guarantee your commercial pool avoids situations that cause it to be closed. With proper maintenance and by using the proper tools, you can help reduce major issues and keep your pool balanced and ready for year-round enjoyment.
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With El Nino patterns leaving many areas in drought conditions, homeowners are suffering from “pool guilt”. Water is scarce and putting thousands of gallons into a hole in the backyard does not sit well with some. However, pools do not waste as much water as you think and do not require refilling often. Many contractors and pool repair companies are turning to pool water conservation to reduce the impact on water supply even more.
Nonetheless, many contractors and pool repair companies are turning to pool water conservation to reduce the impact on water supply even more.
3 Options for Pool Water Conservation
Here are three ways you can conserve water, and still do a perfect job for your client.
Reduce Water Evaporation & Leakage
While the amount of water that escapes from your pool can sometimes be less than what’s wasted from a leaky toilet, evaporation and leaks do occur. Help your clients with water conservation tips that reduce water evaporation and leakage.
- Recommend a good pool cover to reduce evaporation by about 90-95%
- Check the pool pump to be sure it’s the correct size and speed for your client’s pool.
- Have your client monitor their water bill for any changes that might indicate a leak and repair leaks right away.
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At times, conserving water during a pool repair job can seem impossible. You may be forced to drain all of the water (a precious commodity!) from the swimming pool to properly repair the pool. Storing the water during a repair like this allows you to manage pool water conservation while still performing quality work. Add an Insta-Tank to your pool repair equipment. These reusable inflatable tanks are designed to be swiftly deployed and suitable for storing fresh potable water – making them perfect for pool repair! Compact and light, they are easy to store, deploy, and move around if necessary. When you finish the repair, simply drain the water back into the pool, deflating and storing the Insta-tank for future use.
Partially Draining the Pool
Sometimes you can make a repair without completely draining the pool. Use a water-filled temporary cofferdam to dewater only the section of the pool needing the repair.
When strategically placed, the Aqua-Barrier® temporary cofferdam allows you to completely drain one side of the pool while holding water in the other side. Combine the Aqua-Barrier® with Insta-Tank to store the water removed until the job is done.
Clients can rest easy knowing that pool water conservation is just as important to you and your company as it is to them. Not only will they appreciate the quality of your work, but your clients will be able to enjoy their pool that much more knowing they had a part in protecting our water resources.