- On February 11, 2016
If you have a swimming pool and live in the South and Southwest United States you’re going to deal with high calcium levels in your swimming pool. As water evaporates in a swimming pool, calcium and other hardness minerals stay behind in solution and start to stain the tile, liner of the swimming pool and equipment. If you have decorative tile, fountains or other water features this can make looking at them extremely frustrating because the staining 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 levels between 200-400 parts per million (ppm). In some parts of the United States the water coming out of the tap is 400ppm and above. When calcium levels get high, we recommend recycling your swimming pool using the “Puripool Process” in our mobile filtration system. It conserves 85% of the water in the swimming pool, gives you much better water than a drain and refill and prevents damage to your swimming pool when you drain it.
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 of the drought but needed to change out his water. He has an 18,000 gallon swimming pool and didn’t want to waste the water. When we showed up at his house, we analyzed the swimming pool and the following were the results we found….
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) – 8566 parts per million (ppm)
Calcium Hardness – 1080 ppm
Cyanuric Acid – 55ppm
With TDS levels and calcium levels this high it can be extremely challenging to manage a swimming pool not to mention you’re going to deal calcium staining on the tile and liner of the swimming pool. After filtering the swimming pool for 15 hours we left them with the following chemistry…
TDS – 716ppm
Calcium Hardness – 150ppm
Cyanuric Acid – 0ppm
By using our mobile filtration “Puripool Process” they were able to conserve roughly 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool and were left with better water in their swimming pool than if they were to do a standard drain and refill!
If you’re curious as to how this process can help you, please don’t hesitate in contacting us today!!