- On June 12, 2017
If TDS levels rise it is important to know how to remove TDS from pool water without draining it. If you are a swimming pool owner (commercial or residential) in Florida learning about alternatives to deal with high levels of TDS is extremely important. Primarily when this happens, the typical response by most pool professionals would be to drain and refill the swimming pool but with the current drought conditions in Florida draining a swimming pool will no longer be an option so Pure Water Industries would like to introduce you to Reverse Osmosis (RO) Mobiel Filtration for your swimming pool. With mobile filtration, we can come to your residential or commercial swimming pool and recycle the water onsite. With that said, the purpose of this blog post is to discuss what total dissolved solids are, how to remove TDS from pool water without draining the pool and why this is now a need in Florida!
Pool TDS is defined as, “the total amount of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume of water, expressed in units of mg per unit volume of water (mg/L), also referred to as parts per million (ppm).” In the pool industry TDS is directly related to the purity of water and usually a number that is referred to when it’s time to change out the existing water in your swimming pool. Between TDS and calcium hardness, it’s the two most common factors in the pool industry as to why someone would suggest changing out the water in your pool.
Dissolved solids come from organic sources such as leaves and silt, it can also come from fertilizers and pesticides too. Dissolved solids also come from inorganic materials such as rocks and air that may contain calcium bicarbonate. But, the most common place that these dissolved solids come from is our water. The water picks up many of these metals because of where it is sourced which over time causes numerous problems to the interior finish of the swimming pool, the water tile line, filtration equipment, and decorative water features. TDS in pool water will naturally climb and when it does you will need to change out the water in your swimming pool (typically every two years). Reverse Osmosis will remove TDS from pool water.
Using Reverse Osmosis filtration will also lower calcium hardness, cyanuric acid (CYA), waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the pool. In fact, since we use high-pressure RO we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool which is an excellent alternative to drought conditions. We are currently looking for individuals to add to our current Service Provider Model in Florida. If you’re looking to expand your services and offer a service that is now a need in Florida, contact us today!