- On January 3, 2017
Calcium in swimming pool water is a major issue in the Southwest United States. Our fill water in California, Arizona, Nevada and even into parts of Texas is loaded with calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals. As the years go by this calcium causes numerous issues to your swimming pool tile, liner, and filtration equipment. When you have raised hot tubs and negative edges like this pool it is also going to become an eyesore to look at. This happens because when swimming pool water evaporates, the hardness minerals remain in solution and build up over time. As the calcium levels rise in your swimming pool they will begin to scale your water tile line, the liner of the pool and spillways. It is something that is guaranteed to happen every couple of years if you don’t change out the water in your pool.
Our mobile filtration trailer is equipped with Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration that can lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), cyanuric acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the swimming pool. Since the system is mobile, we come to you and recycle your swimming pool water onsite. We are able to provide drinking quality water in your swimming pool while conserving up to 85% of the existing water. This service will save you time, money and so much more. This past week, we recycled the above 21,000-gallon negative edge pool because their calcium levels were extremely high. The following are results we were able to achieve.
Calcium hardness – 1780ppm
Total Dissolved Solids – 5198ppm
Cyanuric acid – 200ppm
After filtering this swimming pool for 18 hours we were able to conserve roughly 17,500-gallons and leave them with the following ending chemistry which is much better than tap water…
Calcium hardness – 160ppm
Total Dissolved Solids – 477ppm
Cyanuric acid – 0ppm
We are heading into our eighth year of recycling swimming pool water in the San Diego area. In 2016 we conserved nearly 2.5 million gallons of water and are close to 22 million since we started. If you are curious to learn more about how this system can work for you, contact us today!