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When water changes to vapor what exactly changes about the molecules?

This supports our understanding that evaporation is an example of a physical change. Liquid water changes to water vapor, but the molecules stay the same. A molecule of water is always H2O whether it’s in its solid, liquid, or gaseous state (see figure 4).

Why does my pool water evaporate so fast?

Evaporation occurs whenever you expose wind or air to the surface of your pool. Water molecules rise to the surface, form into a vapor and eventually get released into the air. Heated pools on cool nights experience evaporation more rapidly. This is also why heated pools lose most of their heat overnight.

Is it normal for pool water to evaporate?

Normally pools see ¼ – ½ inch loss of water per day due to evaporation. This is roughly 2 – 4 inches per week. For a normal sized pool you will loose 25,000 to 50,000 gallons of water per year due to evaporation.

How do you stop pool water from evaporating?

This article is on saving water, but it focuses only on tactics to slow evaporation.

  1. Cover your pool. First and foremost: Use a pool cover!
  2. Try a liquid solar blanket. Don’t like the idea of using a solid cover or solar blanket on your pool?
  3. Turn off any water features.
  4. Reduce water temperature.
  5. Add windbreaks.

Will pool water evaporate with cover on?

You need to roll back the cover occasionally and check the water level. An uncovered pool will lose water in the winter to evaporation in the same way it does during the summer. But the water loss is only about a quarter-inch on average during a 24-hour period when the pool is not in use.

How often should you have to fill your pool?

every 2 weeks

How do you know if your pool is leaking?

Dropping water level is the clearest sign a pool is leaking, but it’s important to determine if the water loss is due to evaporation or a leak. Evaporation rates vary depending on wind, air and water temperature, humidity, and other factors. Water loss in excess of that amount indicates that the pool is leaking.

How long do cartridge filters last?

3 to 5 years

How often should you clean pool filter cartridges?

every 3 months

Do you have to backwash a cartridge pool filter?

Cartridge pool filters cannot be backwashed and must be cleaned by hand. Because they were not built for reverse water flow, cartridge filters can’t be “backwashed” simply by reversing the water flow in the pool’s filter system. These filters must be cleaned by hand when they are dirty.