- On June 8, 2020
Recycling Residential and Commercial Swimming Pools
Pure Water Industries have been successfully doing Reverse Osmosis (RO) purifications to swimming pools for over ten years and appreciates everyone who has chosen this process over a drain and refill. Our goal has always been to provide honest and accurate information as to what RO can do and what to expect from the process. Also, in the past ten plus years, we have successfully built more than thirty mobile filtration trailers for our Service Providers all over California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Texas. With that said we wanted to write a blog post about what RO is and why it is so important for your swimming pool!
- RO filtration is not new and is an alternative to draining and refilling a swimming pool. While it is somewhat new to the swimming pool industry (we built our first trailer in 2009), the process of RO has been around for decades. The most common ones that people are aware of are under the sink RO systems but they are extremely inefficient. The ones that we use are commercial grade and can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool.
- Reverse Osmosis removes calcium, magnesium, other excess minerals and so much more from swimming pool water. Certain areas of the country struggle with high calcium content, whereas other pools are just overloaded with salt (which causes TDS to rise) or CYA/conditioner. Some pools are high in phosphates or copper, nitrates, and some pool owners are looking to have all of the above addressed. Did you know that RO also removes or lowers bacteria, viruses, and other waterborne diseases?
- Reverse Osmosis allows you to use your pool during the process. Where a drain and refill may take 2-3 days and put your pool out of commission, an RO treatment can be done while you swim or enjoy your pool. In addition, the pool’s interior surface (be it plaster, pebble, vinyl, or fiberglass) does not get exposed. Most of these finishes have been wet their entire life and do not like to be out of the water, especially in high temps. In the case of plaster, it can (and does!) contract when exposed to the air and expands again once water is reintroduced. The finish can only take so many expansion and contraction cycles before it tries to delaminate.
- Reverse Osmosis is also a great benefit to commercial swimming pools because you can swim in the pool during filtration. This means commercial pools no longer have to shut down their pools! Pure Water Industries has the ability to not only use our mobile systems but also our inline RO systems for those harder to reach swimming pools. Both systems are great and the inline RO systems work exactly the same other than the fact they aren’t on wheels.
- The price isn’t nearly as expensive as many people think and in fact, it is extremely competitive with a drain and refills. With the cost of RO versus a drain and a refill you must also take into consideration downtime, water quality, liner exposure, the potential for pool floating out of the ground, and more. Some folks are more do it yourself and will choose to drain their pools, while others appreciate the superior water quality and lack of hassle that RO treatments provide.
We will always advocate a drain and refill of a swimming pool but we know that some people will still opt for this. We understand this but also wanted to provide some knowledge as to what RO is capable of. While a Reverse Osmosis (The Puripool Process) purification will almost always provide superior water than what can be purchased, it is also hassle-free and risk-free. So when you consider taking the time and effort, as well as worrying about what can go wrong during a drain and refill, you may want to ask yourself why you really wouldn’t call us or one of our Service Providers and schedule a Puripool Process; we know you will be happy you did!