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The Puripool Process and Salt Pools

If you own a salt system and have a swimming pool in the San Diego area or anywhere in the Southwest United States where Calcium Hardness levels are high, you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with this blog post. Simply put, most salt systems can’t handle Calcium Hardness (CH) levels higher than 400-600 parts per million (ppm).  At those levels it means scaling will most likely occur on the electrode plates and it will no longer produce chlorine for the swimming pool. It is an extremely common issue in our area, one that most pool owners won’t think about and once the calcium levels get higher than the recommended level you will need to change out the water in your swimming pool. This is something we recommend every two years and depending on what type of salt system you have if you want it to work than it might need to be changed out every year! Please note that since the water coming out of the tap in San Diego is approximately 300 ppm or higher it means even if you drain and refill your swimming pool, you might have the same issues as before shortly after you refill it! This can be extremely frustrating especially after you spent money on a new salt system.  That’s why we recommend recycling your swimming pool water using our mobile filtration trailer which uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower the following issues:

  • Calcium Hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • Salts
  • Phosphates
  • Nitrates
  • Waterborne Diseases

Filtering your swimming pool water with our Puripool Reverse Osmosis (RO) Mobile Filtration Trailer gives you drinking quality water in your swimming pool. That means it is by far the best water quality not only for your swimming pool but your salt system too!

Just last week we filtered a 14,000-gallon swimming pool because their CH and Salt levels were high. When we arrived on scene we immediately tested the water and it had the following initial results…

Calcium Hardness – 1000 ppm

TDS – 7756 ppm

Salt – 5068 ppm

CYA – 0 ppm

After filtering this 14,000-gallon swimming pool for 10 hours we were able to lower their levels to the following which is much better than our tap water…

Calcium Hardness – 150 ppm

TDS – 878 ppm

Salt – 714 ppm

CYA – o ppm

As of now, this residential swimming pool customer now has a functioning salt system. This means that it was truly because the hardness levels were too high which is extremely common. So, if you have a salt system please check your CH levels before you start spending money on a new system because if you can keep the hardness levels low it will most likely work much more optimally. If you should have any questions, please contact us today!