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Removing Calcium From Your Swimming Pool

Think about general maintenance for your swimming pool. When it comes to general maintenance most people think of cleaning their pool, adding chlorine and acid, and making sure their chemistry is balanced which is great but it takes a lot more than that. That’s why at Pure Water Industries we want you to think of us as “insurance” for your pool. Meaning, we do more than what is considered weekly maintenance because we can lower and remove the hardness minerals in your swimming pool without draining it. Let’s face it, in many areas of the country dealing with high levels of Calcium Hardness and TDS can cause excessive damage to your pool if left untreated. That’s why at Pure Water Industries we recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every couple of years.

Why You Need To Change Out The Water In Your Pool

In San Diego and many areas of the country, our water is hard. Over time calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals will scale your water tile line, interior finish, spillways, decorative water features, and salt system if you have one. One of the biggest challenges as a swimming pool owner is monitoring Calcium Hardness (CH) regularly to prevent this from happening. Trust us when we say, if scaling has occurred it can not only be difficult to remove but also expensive as well. To prevent expensive removal and damage to your swimming pool, Pure Water Industries recommends changing out your swimming pool water at least every two years. To be honest, we have many customers who prefer us to come back every year because they say, “it’s like an insurance policy for my pool.” We can’t blame them because having less hardness in your water will prolong the lifespan of your investment and since most treatments are around 600.00 it’s roughly 50.00 a month to protect your pool. Just this past week we recycled a 20,000-gallon salt swimming pool for that exact reason.

Initial Chemistry

Calcium Hardness – 500 ppm

TDS – 5478 ppm

CYA – 70 ppm

Salt – 3634 ppm

After filtering this swimming pool for 14 hours we were able to lower their water chemistry to the following:

Ending Chemistry

Calcium Hardness – 120 ppm

TDS – 864 ppm

CYA – 10 ppm

Salt – 668 ppm

All of these levels are better than our tap water and by keeping the calcium levels low it will allow their salt system to work more efficiently and prevent scaling on their water features and spillways. Remember, water chemistry is extremely important to monitor but when it comes to your Calcium Hardness levels, keep them low and your swimming pool and wallet will thank you. Contact us today to learn more.