- On August 24, 2015
Seven years ago we had a vision, that vision was to not only purify swimming pool water but also make an impact with water conservation. That vision has become a reality as California and many other areas of the country are dealing with serious drought conditions. The thought of draining a swimming pool was confusing to us so we decided to come up with a solution. That solution was to use a reverse osmosis to purify existing water in the swimming pool with minimal water loss.
Thanks to Craig Herrera of ABC 10 News in San Diego for writing this great piece and interview on our company.
“A machine is changing the game when it comes to wasting pool water during our drought.
Jeniffer Ball of Pacific Beach is using the new technology after her pool cleaner said she needed to clean her pool water.
“He’s like, you might want to think about cleaning your water,” said Ball.
Her only option was to drain the water, but the surface of the pool can be damaged when the water is out.
“You take the chance of it cracking or buckling or blistering,” said Ball.
She didn’t want to waste all that water, so she looked around and found another option.
She found Bruce Wettstein of Pure Water Industries.
“This pool is probably about four times harder than we would like to see under ideal conditions,” said Wettstein.
He says it’s what you can’t see that can cause harm.
“She would struggle to really keep this sanitary to have people over and not get sick,” said Wettstein.
Wettstein uses a trailer to clean the pool. Water goes through filters, then a UV light kills almost everything else and then there’s the final step.
“These guys here, which are the reverse osmosis membranes are what are the workhorses of this product,” said Wettstein.
Wettstein says you can drink the end product. “This is completely pure water that’s been returned back to the swimming pool.”
It takes about eight hours to clean an average-sized pool. There are about 20,000 gallons of water in Ball’s pool, so she would lose that if she had to drain it all, and then lose another 20,000 gallons to refill it.
With this process, she’s only losing about 3,000 gallons of water, and that water is recycled.
“It wants to go back down a sewer clean-out, that way it can go back to the city and it can be processed,” said Wettstein.
Ball feels better knowing her friends and family are in a clean pool.
“So to have a nice clean and safe place for them to play again is really exciting,” said Ball.
The average cost of Weinstein’s process is about $575, but that all depends on how big your pool is.””
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