swimming pools help save water that would otherwise go to a lawn. That’s the mantra of the California pool industry.

Residential swimming pools are coming under attack in drought ravaged California. The state has mandated a reduction in water consumption by 25 percent due to a severe four-year drought, and some cities are pointing the finger at pools as big water wasters.

California pool industry claims that a pool uses less water when it is compared to a lawn of the same size. Really?

Obviously, the best way to save water is to avoid having a pool and a lawn.

Source: Pool peddlers tout water savings in California drought | The Seattle Times