- On April 25, 2016
If you own a swimming pool, this is a post that will be extremely informative for you! Depending on where you live, most swimming pool owners will deal with high calcium hardness levels, high total dissolved solids or cyanuric acid. These three are the most common issues that warrant changing out the water. Whereas, if you have a vinyl or fiberglass swimming pool, draining it can be extremely dangerous to the integrity of the liner. The liner could actually collapse, the swimming pool could float or you could crack the foundation. So, no matter where you live taking the water out of the swimming pool comes with extreme risk and unless you are doing repair work to the swimming pool, it shouldn’t be done.
In the Southwest United States, swimming pool owners deal with extremely high levels of calcium hardness coming out of their tap water. As water evaporates, the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase over time. High calcium hardness causes staining to the liner of the swimming pool, the water tile line, and equipment malfunction. It also causes total dissolved solid levels to rise which is one of the biggest indications that it’s time to change out the water in your swimming pool. If you use chlorine tablets, your cyanuric acid levels can increase to making it near impossible to control the chemistry in your swimming pool! Is it worth the risk of damaging the liner of your swimming pool or wasting all that water? We say no and ask that you stop draining your swimming pools! Pure Water Industries has a mobile filtration trailer that comes to your residence or commercial property and uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) to lower impurities in your water without draining the pool. Since the water level in the swimming pool never changes, worrying about exposing the surface isn’t an issue which means it’s not only the safest way to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, and cyanuric acid but also the environmentally friendly way too.
California is in a serious drought, and it isn’t going away. Most areas of the United States are also experiencing water issues so the next time you are forced with the decision of needing to drain your swimming pool, we ask that you think twice before you do and call us or one of our many service providers today to help you!!