When you live in the Southwest United States you need to think about protecting your swimming pool! Between our hot summers, cold winters, hard water, and the number of bathers it can really take its toll on your swimming pool. Not to mention, the contaminants of the number of bathers and are extremely hard water protecting your swimming pool is something we want to discuss in depth and we hope this blog post helps explain why you should be concerned about the water in your swimming pool. As a residential and commercial swimming pool owner in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and many other areas in the country our tap water is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. This hard water not only scales your water tile line, interior finish, spillways, salt chlorinator, decorative water features, and your filtration equipment but it also causes water chemistry issues too if left untreated.
That’s why if you take a water sample into a pool store they might recommend a water change if any of the following issues are high:
- Calcium Hardness (CH)
- Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
- Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
Please note that if you’re in California, Arizona, Nevada, or Texas you have an option that is much better than a drain and refill. It’s called The Puripool Process and it uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower CH, TDS, CYA, phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. Since we offer mobile filtration, we come to you process the swimming pool, conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the pool and give you a much better end product than tap water. Since we use RO filtration, you will be left with drinking quality water to swim in! Just last week, we filtered a 12,000-gallon swimming pool with high CH and TDS. The following were the results:
Calcium Hardness – 980ppm
Total Dissolved Solids – 7484ppm
Cyanuric Acid – 60ppm
After filtering this swimming pool for 9 hours we were able to leave the customer with the following:
Calcium Hardness – 120ppm
Total Dissolved Solids – 911ppm
Cyanuric Acid – 0ppm
Based on the above, the ending chemistry is far below the levels of CH in most cities in the Southwest United States. By using RO filtration every two years it will also prevent calcium scaling and ultimately it will be the best way you can be protecting your swimming pool against costly repairs in the future. If you should have any questions how you and your family could be swimming in the best water possible, please contact us today!