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Hard Water Problems With Swimming Pools

If you are a residential or commercial swimming pool owner and deal with hard water coming out of your tap, you’re going to need to learn more about what it will do to your swimming pool. If you live in many areas of the United States especially the Southwest, U.S., you are probably familiar with hard water. Hard water refers to calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals that are in the water and even though you are aware of what it does inside of your home could you imagine what it is doing to your swimming pool? This is a big problem and we hope this blog post helps to educate you on what can be done to prevent expensive repairs to your pool.

On a daily basis, water is typically added to a swimming pool either by a hose or an auto-fill. When this happens it will constantly add hard water to your pool but the challenge occurs because as water evaporates these hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up in concentration. Over time, and as the hardness concentration increases it will begin to cause problems to your pool. Typically, as the Calcium Hardness levels increase it will scale your water tile line, interior finish, filtration equipment, decorative water features, and your salt chlorinator if you have one. This scaling will not only be tough to look at but it will also cause damage to your interior finish, filtration equipment, and salt chlorinator. To prevent this from happening, pool owners must stay on top of it and change out their pool water on a regular basis. At Pure Water Industries, we suggest doing this every two years because when scaling occurs it can not only be expensive to remove but could also decrease the lifespan of your investment.

One way to prevent excessive scaling from occurring is recycling your pool water every two years using The Puripool Process. As the founders of Puripool, we recommend using Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile or inline filtration to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, nitrates, and waterborne diseases without draining the pool. Not only will this give you drinking quality water in your pool but also prevent the needless wasting of thousands of gallons of water. Remember, tap water is hard so if you choose a drain and refill it will never be as good as RO filtration. To learn more about our services for both residential and commercial swimming pools, please contact us today!