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Getting Rid Of Calcium In Your Swimming Pool

If you own a residential or commercial swimming pool in many areas of the United States, chances are you’re going to have to deal with high Calcium Hardness levels in your swimming pool.  As water evaporates in a swimming pool, calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals remain in solution, build up in concentration, and start to scale the tile, the interior finish of the swimming pool and your filtration equipment. If you have decorative tile, fountains or other water features this can become a nightmare because the scaling gets worse and worse and it can make your backyard paradise look like an eyesore. In the swimming pool industry, it’s recommended to have your Calcium Hardness levels between 200 – 400 parts per million (ppm). But, in some parts of the United States, the water coming out of the tap is 400 ppm and above. When calcium levels get high, we recommend recycling your swimming pool water using the “Puripool Process.”.  We utilize Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration which will give you the best water quality possible for you, your family, your friends, and all bathers to swim in. In fact, it conserves up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool, is better than a drain and refill because you can drink the water going back into the pool, and it prevents potential damage to your swimming pool when you drain it. By using RO filtration you will have the most awesome water to swim in!

This past week we were called by a residential swimming pool owner who told us his calcium levels were extremely high in his swimming pool. He didn’t want to drain the swimming pool because he knew there were alternatives. When we showed up at his house, we analyzed the swimming pool and the following were the results we found….

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) – 8052 ppm

Calcium Hardness – 720 ppm

Cyanuric Acid – 0 ppm

Salt – 5278 ppm

With Calcium Hardness and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels this high, it can be extremely challenging to manage a swimming pool not to mention you’re going to deal with calcium scaling as we described above. After filtering the swimming pool with RO filtration we left them with the following which is much better than tap water…..

TDS – 1060 ppm

Calcium Hardness – 140 ppm

Cyanuric Acid – 0 ppm

Salt – 736 ppm

By using our mobile filtration “Puripool Process” they were able to conserve roughly 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool, they could swim in the pool during filtration, and were left with better water in their swimming pool than tap water in most parts of the country. So why wait, if you want to swim in the most awesome pool water this summer… CALL US!