Study: Pools Waste Less Water Than Many Thought

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:04am

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When it comes to water and how it's used in Arizona, two of the most criticized locations are golf courses and swimming pools. In a desert area, why would we devote a precious resource to these seemingly less important activities?

A new study featuring data from Phoenix, Glendale and Gilbert looked into how single-family homes use water. One of the conclusions is that swimming pools use a lot less water in our scorching summers than presumed.

Arizona Republic Digital opinions editor Joanna Allhands wrote about the study and joined The Show to talk about the data.

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