- On November 30, 2015
The simple answer to that question is yes. Most people think of reverse osmosis for drinking water, which is correct but it has many other applications as well. In this post, we will focus on the many different reasons as to why you should consider using this type of filtration in your swimming pool water every couple of years.
If you live in drought-stricken areas and have a swimming pool, learning more about how reverse osmosis can help you is extremely important. Depending on where you live there are a variety of reasons why every couple of years it will be necessary to change out the water in your swimming pool. Those reasons could be high calcium hardness, high total dissolved solids, high cyanuric acid levels or even high salt content. Even if you aren’t in drought-stricken areas, water quality issues is also another reason why changing out the water in your swimming pool is vital in keeping it sanitary and safe to swim in. Keeping your swimming pool water in balance is vital to enjoying your experience and eliminating the chance for algae growth. When any of the above issues rise to high levels it can make maintaining a swimming pool nearly impossible and will eventually require one to change the water.
With that said, there are many areas in the United States where water conservation is at an all-time high and there are even areas where you can no longer drain and refill a swimming pool. In those areas commercial pool owners and homeowners with swimming pools need to have options when the water becomes challenging to maintain. The best option to not only conserve water but provide those with swimming pools the best quality of water is using reverse osmosis. The key is also making sure that it can conserve a majority of the water. Typically, under the sink reverse osmosis units are extreme water wasters but larger commercial units which work on high pressure can conserve a majority of the water it filters. Reverse osmosis has been around since the mid 1700’s to treat water and since the mid 1950’s reverse osmosis has been used to treat seawater with the ultimate goal of producing fresh water. According to Wikipedia, “Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove larger particles from drinking water. In reverse osmosis, an applied pressure is used to overcome osmotic pressure, a colligative property, that is driven by chemical potential, a thermodynamic parameter. Reverse osmosis can remove many types of molecules and ions from solutions, including bacteria, and is used in both industrial processes and the production of potable water.” This technology also has the ability to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, phosphates, cyanuric acid, salts and other troubling issues that might make it challenging to take care of your swimming pool.
The best part about current reverse osmosis technology is the fact that water loss due to high pressure is extremely minimal. Currently, it is possible to conserve up to 85% of the existing water which makes this a viable option to not only help swimming pool owners with water chemistry issues but also with the drought concerns as well. Reverse osmosis is treating swimming pools now across the United States using “The Puripool Process.” This process, due to eliminating the need to drain a swimming pool, has conserved more than 19 million gallons in the San Diego area alone. With our service provider model, this service can be performed in your area or the mobile filtration trailers can be purchased as well.