- On May 15, 2017
If you own a swimming pool, learning how to reduce cyanuric acid is extremely important!
When it comes to sanitation in your swimming pool, chlorine is the most important chemical to keep it clear and free of algae if used appropriately. With that said, the most common chemical used to prevent chlorine loss in swimming pools in cyanuric acid (CYA, stabilizer or conditioner) and we are going to learn how to reduce it in your swimming pool when levels get too high. During the long, hot summer months the sun’s ultraviolet rays destroy free chlorine but having the proper amount of CYA in the swimming pool can prevent this. Knowing that we hope this post helps to explain why CYA is necessary but also how to lower cyanuric acid in your swimming pool without draining it!
Chlorine is vital to have in the swimming pool to prevent bacterial growth but maintaining proper pH levels, phosphate levels, and calcium hardness levels are also important in maintaining crystal clear blue water in your swimming pool. The bottom line is, if CYA is used properly it can reduce the cost of maintaining a swimming pool because it prevents chlorine loss and reduces the amount of chlorine needed to properly sanitize a swimming pool. But, over time CYA levels will increase in your swimming pool and with our current drought condition in Florida, there has to be a solution to lowering it in the swimming pool without draining it!
With that being said, let’s discuss what are normal amounts of CYA and what is considered too high. Typically, the ideal amount of CYA is between 30-50 parts per million (ppm) but depending on how much direct sunlight the swimming pool gets, that number might need to be a little higher. Whereas, when the CYA levels rise above 100ppm, that can cause a fair amount of other problems too. The biggest issue when CYA levels rise above 100ppm is the effectiveness of chlorine because the higher levels tend to bind up the chlorine making it harder to kill algae and other bacteria. When this happens, most pool professionals will recommend a water change in your swimming pool. This can be done by a typical drain-and-refill which wastes on average 20,000-gallons of water or using our Puripool Process.
As residents in Florida, you have been urged to conserve water whenever possible. With our Reverse Osmosis (RO) Mobile Filtration Trailer, we come to your residential or commercial swimming pool and recycle the water on sight. We are able to conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool and lower the following:
- calcium hardness
- total dissolved solids
- waterborne diseases
This process will allow you to not only conserve water but give you better what than what’s coming out of the tap. At Pure Water Industries, we recommend routinely checking the water chemistry in your swimming pool for proper levels of chlorine, pH, CYA, calcium hardness, TDS, and phosphates. It is vital that all of these levels are maintained to prevent algae and another organism from growing in your swimming pool. If you should have any questions in regards to our service, feel free to contact us today and if you’re interested in becoming one of our Service Providers, CLICK HERE!