- On February 4, 2019
If you live in the San Diego area and many parts of the country, the calcium in your tap water can literally destroy your swimming pool and filtration equipment. Calcium is naked to the human eye when you look at the water but it can definitely been seen along the water tile line, on decorative fixtures, waterfalls, spillways, and on your swimming pool filtration equipment. Unfortunately, when building a swimming pool or buying a house that has a pool this is one matter that isn’t discussed as much but it should be. If you live in an area where there are high levels of calcium in the water, unless you change out your water every two years you will begin to run into water chemistry issues and it will start scaling in areas that suddenly turn your backyard paradise into a nightmare.
When this happens you might have to spend a lot of money on removing the calcium from the tile, spillways etc. but it is imperative that you change out the water as well or it will just come back. You can either drain and refill with moderately hard water from the tap or you can recycle your swimming pool water with our Reverse Osmosis (RO) Mobile Filtration Puripool Process. The benefits of recycling your swimming pool water are not only saving our precious water (on average 20,000-gallons) but also putting drinking quality water back into your swimming pool. Not to mention… if you recycle the water every two years it can help prevent heavy scaling from occurring again. Please note, this will depend on your area and how hard your water is.
Recently we recycled a 20,000-gallon pool with the following results:
Calcium – 1100 ppm
Total Dissolved Solids – 4525 ppm
CYA – 60 ppm
After recycling this swimming pool for 14 hours and saving 85% of the water we achieved the following results…..
Calcium – 130 ppm
Total Dissolved Solids – 720 ppm
CYA – 0 ppm
If you own a commercial or residential swimming pool you will need to monitor your Calcium Hardness on a regular basis. Calcium will destroy your swimming pool and it can be extremely expensive if you don’t manage it regularly. That’s why at Pure Water Industries we recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every two years. To learn more about The Puripool Process and how it can help you, please contact us today and we promise to get your swimming pool looking great again!