Lower TDS in Swimming Pools in Tucson, Arizona
If you own a residential or commercial swimming pool in Phoenix, you should familiarize yourself with Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and how they can affect your swimming pool. If you have ever taken a water sample into a pool store like Leslie’s to have you water chemistry tested, they will test for TDS as well as other factors. So, what exactly is TDS? TDS is best described 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 water in your swimming pool. Between TDS and Calcium Hardness, they are the two most common factors as to why a water change would be recommended for your residential and commercial swimming pool.
Total 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. In Arizona, we get our water from the Colorado River by way of the Grand Canyon which is loaded with limestone. The water then picks up many of these metals because of where it is sourced which over time causes numerous problems to the tile, the interior finish, spillways and pool equipment. If you use liquid chlorine to sanitize your swimming pool this is another common way for TDS to rise.
So, what should you do when your TDS is high? Well, at Foothills Poolwater Revival we recommend using Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration because it not only conserves the existing water in your swimming pool but it also lowers the following:
- Calcium Hardness (CH)
- Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
- Waterborne Diseases
- So much more
As a residential or commercial swimming pool owner, you can either choose to drain and refill your pool with Arizona’s hard water or swim in RO drinking quality water. We have the ability to conserve approximately 70% of the existing water in the swimming pool, prevent exposure of your interior finish and provide you with water that not only looks better but feels better too! So, the next time anyone recommends a drain and refill we want you to think of us first. There is no downtime with our service, you can save money on water and prolong the lifespan of your swimming pool if you choose to use our service every two years. Trust us when we say, our water feels better and looks better!
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