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      Calcium may be good for the bones, but it’s not so good for the tiles, equipment, and interior finish of your swimming pool. Limescale, which is found in some pools, consists mainly of calcium carbonate. 

      While limescale is natural and occurs due to excess minerals in the water, it’s not a very pretty sight. It appears as a hard, chalky deposit that scales your plumbing, water features, or other surfaces where hard water flows in and around your swimming pool! 

      Many swimming pools in the Southwest United States have hard water! This is unfortunate for pool owners in the area, as their pools are prone to limescale deposits. 

      In this post, we’ll discuss the dangers of not addressing high levels of Calcium Hardness, how this can affect more than just the look of your pool, and how changing out the water in your swimming pool can help.

      Why Does Limescale Occur

      During your daily swim, you might have noticed the appearance of white spots or streaks on your pool tiles. This is a result of the water quality. The water is safe to swim in but it truly doesn’t look good for your pool.

      Another reason why pool owners in this area are more prone to having scale is the excessive heat. In the same way that you’re sweating away the moisture in your body, so is your pool. 

      Well, to be more exact, the water is evaporating quickly, leaving behind that ugly white film. While it is unsightly, it’s completely normal and easy to fix if you know what you’re doing.

      Potential Damage to Your Pool

      The longer you let it build up, the harder it will get, making the tiles scratchy and eventually causing them to crumble. It can also cause metal fixtures, like the pool ladder, to corrode. No one enjoys splashing back into the pool because the metal railings snapped off mid-step. 

      More importantly, it can damage other essential pool equipment. Too much calcium can clog the filters, making them less effective at cleaning the pool water. As a result, circulating the water may be harder for the pump, straining its motor and driving up your electricity bill.

      How to Get Rid of It

      Now that you understand what it can do to the pool and pool equipment, it’s time to get to cleaning. That process will take a lot of time and elbow grease, so it may be best to leave it to the professionals. Experienced pool services can scrub every inch of the pool and even places you wouldn’t think of checking. 

      The final and most important step is to lower the Calcium Hardness and TDS levels. You can do that with mobile Reverse Osmosis filtration. We have many Service Providers around the country that can come to your residential or commercial swimming pool and recycle your pool water. This not only puts RO-quality water back in your swimming pool but also lowers calcium levels to prevent the buildup.

      To learn more about our services, please contact us today!