A group of pool industry lobbyists just announced a new idea for how people can save water during this drought in California, install a pool.

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On the surface, that seems ridiculous, how could installing a pool possibly be a way to save water? There actually may be a little logic to it.

The average pool uses about 25,000 gallons of water a year. An 800-square-foot lawn needs about 30,000 gallons a year. So if you replace your grass with a pool, it actually might wind up using a little less water.

Still, if you really care about conserving water, replacing your lawn with a bunch of rocks is a far better option than a pool. But, if you've been looking for an excuse to get one, go ahead and run with this.

Read more at Let's Pool Together.