Wave Pools & Evaporation: There’s more to the water loss equation than looking up at the sun

Just this week Coral Mountain announced they would reduce the size of their proposed wave tank from 18.6 acres to 12 acres. Why? The development has been facing opposition from adjacent golf resort communities who cite a variety of life-compromising issues like increased traffic, but mainly water use. Water and wave pools are a hot-button topic in places like California. Maintaining the water levels of a wave pool isn’t as simple as filling it up and forgetting about it. There’s a fine science there, as the pool water that forms man-made waves fights a constant, losing battle against the elements, thus requiring replenishment. A standard-sized household swimming pool can lose a quarter of an inch of water per day, which translates to roughly 600 gallons per week. That’s a surprising amount, but nothing when you think about the scale of a wave pool such as the WSL’s Surf Ranch. The … Continue reading Wave Pools & Evaporation: There’s more to the water loss equation than looking up at the sun