Stop Draining Swimming Pools
If you own a residential or commercial swimming pool and are concerned about keeping it looking great all the time, then this blog post is for you! At Tucson Pool Water Recycling we are committed to you, your swimming pool, and giving you the best possible swim experience. We do this by purifying your swimming pool water which not only makes it easier to maintain your swimming pool but also much more fun to swim in! Let’s face it, our tap water in the Greater Tucson area is extremely hard, pool stores recommend draining a swimming pool, and we want to educate you on why we have the best alternative to draining a swimming pool.
As a resident of Tucson, familiarizing yourself with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals is going to be one of the most important parts of water chemistry that you should have a better understanding of. We feel it is important because a majority of residential and commercial swimming pool owners aren’t aware of it, don’t know much about it and most importantly have no clue what to do when the levels get higher than what is recommended (above 400 ppm). With that said, we hope this blog post gives you some insight on what to do if you own a swimming pool and live in areas where the tap water is loaded with calcium causing your Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels to rise. Specifically, in our area, our tap water comes from the Colorado River which carves its way through the Grand Canyon. Since the Grand Canyon is loaded with limestone the water is harder than most areas of the country. This causes numerous problems to your swimming pool and filtration equipment.
As water evaporates, the calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase in concentration. As these levels get higher and higher, you will start to notice calcium scaling on the water tile line, the interior finish of the swimming pool, your filtration equipment, decorative water features and so much more. If you happen to own a salt pool this is going to affect you as well and if you spent a lot of money on decorative tile and water features, they will soon be loaded with thick white calcium that is extremely difficult and costly to remove!
Another issue that high calcium levels cause is challenges in maintaining the water chemistry in your swimming pool. That’s why most pool professionals will recommend that you change out the water in your swimming pool every two years to prevent this problem. But, think about it, if you drain and refill your pool you will be filling it up with water that is on the higher end of what is recommended for your pool! That is exactly why we offer Reverse Osmosis (RO) Mobile Filtration which recycles your swimming pool water onsite. It conserves approximately 70% of the existing water in the pool which is great during drought conditions, it never exposes the interior finish which prevents cracking and our promise is to give you better water than you’d get out of the tap. So, if calcium, TDS, or Cyanuric Acid (CYA) is high in your swimming pool, call us today to get drinking quality water back in your pool and experience what it is like to swim in water that not only looks better but feels better too!