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Water agencies are learning pools aren't a big factor during drought
Water agencies are learning pools aren't a big factor during drought

The Sieferts are the kind of environmentally conscious family who attend local sustainability workshops and have solar panels atop their Mar Vista home. They use timers on their kids' showers and have planted drought-tolerant landscaping. But they feel a twinge of guilt over their beloved 52-foot-long swimming pool. "I haven't thought about the pool as much as I probably should," said Annette Siefert, 50. "But I think we've done everything we can do not to be wasters." As California's drought worsens, swimming pools have become a target for those who think the classic backyard oasis wastes water. Some water districts have prohibited new pools...

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