Calcium in your swimming pool is going to be one of the most challenging situations you might have to deal with. It’s challenging because most swimming pool owners aren’t aware of it, don’t know much about it and most importantly have no clue what to do when the levels get high. We hope this blog post gives you some insight on what to do if you own a swimming pool and live in areas where the fill water is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. Specifically, in California, our tap water comes from the Colorado Rives which carves its way through the Grand Canyon. Since the Grand Canyon is loaded with limestone the water is harder than most areas of the country. This causes numerous problems to faucets, shower heads, countertops, sinks and so much more. These are issues that most homeowners are aware of because they see it all the time, but what about your swimming pool? Have you ever thought about what high calcium levels in your water do to your swimming pool?
As water evaporates, the calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and continue to rise. As these levels get higher and higher, you will start to notice calcium staining on the water tile line, the liner of the swimming pool, your filtration equipment, decorative fountains and so much more. If you spent a lot of money on decorative tile and water features, they will soon be loaded with thick white calcium that is extremely difficult to remove! Not to mention it looks horrible!!
Another issue that high calcium levels cause challenges with maintaining the chemistry in your swimming pool. That’s why most pool professionals will tell you that changing out the water in your swimming pool every two years to prevent this problem is a smart idea. Seven years ago, we manufactured mobile filtration systems using Reverse Osmosis membranes to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid and so much more without draining the swimming pool. It conserves 85% of the water that’s in the pool which is great during the drought, it never exposes the liner which prevents cracking and our promise is to give you better water than you’d get out of the tap. So, if calcium is high in your swimming pool, call us today to get drinking quality water back in your pool and conserve nature’s most precious resource, WATER!!
We will be having our second mobile filtration trailer coming online in a few weeks which is going to lower our lead time. If you’re in the San Diego, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Escondido or Vista area contact us to schedule your swimming pool purification today!