Recycling vs. Draining Your Swimming Pool

Recycling Your Pool Water is Better Than Draining

If you own a residential or commercial swimming pool in the Tucson area, due to rising calcium, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels you are going to need to change out the water in your swimming pool from time to time. When this happens though, you will need to decide if you want to do a standard drain and refill or recycle the water instead. At Tucson Pool Water Recycling we strongly believe in The Puripool Process and want to urge all swimming pool owners to recycle their pool water instead of draining it. That is why we hope this blog post helps to answer some of the most popular questions asked about our Mobile Filtration Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration service.

  1. What makes your service better than a drain and refill?
    • Reverse Osmosis isn’t a new technology, in fact, it has been around since the mid-1700’s and has been used to treat water. When it comes to swimming pools, if you live in areas where the water is hard (Phoenix), you will need to change out your water every couple of years. Our technology can conserve approximately 70% of the water in the swimming pool, which makes it an effective solution to a typical drain and refill.  Draining pools waste an average of 20,000 gallons of water and use another 20,000 gallons of water to refill. Not to mention, the interior finish is never exposed which is extremely dangerous.
  2. Does the water truly feel better after your service?
    • Yes, the simple fact is our water is hard in Arizona and with that being said you will need to use more chlorine to sanitize the pool. After treatment of your swimming pool using RO filtration, you will actually notice that the water not only looks better but feels better too. Please keep in mind this is true only for non-salt water pools.
  3. Will this prevent scaling on my tile and water features?
    • This is a challenging question to answer but that is a strong possibility if you utilize our service regularly to keep the water from getting too hard. Please note, we can bring swimming pools down to approximately 150 parts per million (ppm) compared to the average in our area 400ppm. With that said, if you keep your calcium levels low it can prevent it but if you have spillways and water features there are no guarantees due to splashing and increased evaporation.
  4. How long does the process take to complete?
    • Currently, with our mobile filtration trailer, we are able to treat 40,000 gallons a day, to drinking water levels! Obviously, the size of your pool is the deciding factor in how long it will take based on this level. However, most residential pools will take between 10 and 14 hours to complete compared to 2-3 days for a drain and refill. The best part is, you don’t need to do a thing!

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So, why not take the step today to enjoying the better water and protecting the lifespan of your investment Contact us today to learn more!