Even though calcium is great for strong bones and teeth, the same can’t be said about your swimming pool. People take a variety of supplements, drink all forms of milk and eat certain ways to increase their calcium levels because it can be extremely beneficial to us as humans but as for your swimming pool…the same can’t be said. See, if you live in the Southwest U.S. our fill water is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals which can destroy numerous different things in your household. Over time, calcium ruins your decorative faucets, plugs up shower heads and leaves stains/water spots on the sinks and surfaces of your house. It can be extremely difficult to get rid of and a nightmare on your pocketbook when it comes time to replace things in the house.
In the southwest, our water is sourced from the Colorado River which carves its way through the Grand Canyon area. This area is loaded with calcium, magnesium and any other hardness minerals you can think of which means that over time you will have to deal with hard water issues everywhere including your swimming pool. As the warmer weather approaches, evaporation occurs but as that occurs the hardness minerals stay behind. So, over time the calcium levels in the swimming pool continue to rise and become visible on the tile, liner of the pool and equipment. As the calcium continues to plate itself on the surfaces of the swimming pool it will inevitably cause more and more damages, not to mention, destroys the lifespan of your investment. With that being said, it is highly recommended that swimming pool owners change our their water every two years to prevent major damage to the swimming pool and equipment.
Pool Services Technologies in San Diego, California has come up with a mobile filtration system that can recycle your swimming pool water using reverse osmosis filtration membranes. We know this a great alternative to draining a swimming pool because we can lower the calcium levels in the swimming pool to levels that are lower than tap water and we conserve 85% of the water in the swimming pool. As of now most of the country is in a drought so conserving on average 20,000 gallons of water per pool can make a huge difference. We have currently conserved more than 16 million gallons of water and will continue to push forward with what we believe is a serious problem and need for this country that is starving for water.