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The Importance Of Water Conservation

Did you know that billions and billions of gallons of water is backwashed out of sand filtered swimming pools and into sensitive farmland groundwater aquifers, waterways and oceans each year?

That discharged water can be a valuable commodity. And in drought stricken areas of the world fresh water is becoming harder to obtain. This combined with an ever-growing population and the demand for clean water increasing the need to protect and conserve water is critical. Not to mention many of the municipalities are tightening up their BMP’s and SWWP requirements. Some are not allowing the issuance of permits for swimming pools at all!

According to The Wildlife Trusts, the Top Reasons to Conserve Water:

  • Conserving water saves energy. Energy is needed to filter, heat and pump water to your home, so reducing your water use also reduces your carbon footprint.

  • Using less water keeps more in our ecosystems and helps to keep wetland habitats topped up for animals like otters, water voles, herons and fish. This is especially important during drought periods in areas like the West Coast of The United States where there is a big demand on water supplies.

  • Conserving water can save you money. If you have a water meter then the less water you use, the less you may be charged by your water company.


Is to provide a solution that has a positive environmental impact on our fragile ecosystem, and tackle the global threat of drought head on!


The backwash process when using a media-filter can discharge up to 200 gallons of water per cleaning. What is amazing is that those 200 gallons of water are 99% clear with only a small amount of dirt in suspended turbidity. Then an additional 200 gallons of fresh water has to be added to top up the pool. That’s a colossal and tragic amount of wasted water.

That water originated from our already limited fresh water supply. It was then treated at a water plant, and treated again with costly chemicals once it’s been placed into a pool. Many people may have even used a fossil fuel heater or electricity to pump it through a solar heating system, heating it to a higher temperature during the colder months. But within a couple of minutes, applying a backwash process, that precious water is washed down the drain.


Let’s examine the scope of this problem. In the Western U.S. alone, there are more than 1 million pools with media filters. Take just the previously mentioned 200 gallons of water wasted and multiply it by 25 backwashes per year; that adds up to FIVE BILLION gallons of wasted

water, every year. That’s enough water for 100 million people to take a bath! Wait, you have to top up the pool… add another FIVE BILLION gallons!


Explore how the BeST Clear System can help you recycle water and save money in the long run. There is less ecological damage when backwash water is removed from the environment, This process wastes a lot of water and it costs you money filling the pool up again. That is where the “BeST Clear System” can help you save water and save money. The fact that many municipalities are continuing to write more regulations to protect not just the environment through SWWP programs, but how to conserve water through tighter restrictions. The BeST Clear System will meet these demands that are being put upon the pool industry now, but is a future proofing method to keep you on the leading edge of BMP’s and regulations that we know will only continue to become increasingly restrictive.

  • Made in the U.S.A – Patented method and easy to use

  • No more sedimented backwash water flushed on to the ground or into our storm water system – this is much better for the environment.

  • Saves 80 – 100 gallons per backwash – savings of water every cleaning cycle, and another 80 – 100 gallons of freshwater top up not needed.

  • A stringent quality control system ensures the Best Clear System meets specified design standards.

  • Made of 100% pure polyethylene, you are assured of quality and reliability garnered from over 40 years of industry leadership.

  • A polyethylene tank is the best solution for hard water conditions, or use of highly corrosive saltwater.

  • Best Clear System tanks are made with FDA approved resin, potable, making them food-grade and safe for drinking water.

  • With its unique unibody construction, the Best Clear System Polyethylene Tank is resistant to corrosion, cracks or warping.

  • The low density food grade material used prevents algae growth and it keeps water fresher longer.

  • Tanks can be installed out of sight, or with pool equipment. And do not impede on building code restrictions.

  • There is less ecological damage when backwash water is removed from the environment.

  • System can be automated.

You can easily reach out to us by contacting us through our contact details below. (209) 629-8485 16321 S. AUSTIN RD. MANTECA, CA, 95336


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