Water Conservation in Texas

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According to a recent article in TribTalk entitled Taking The Long View On Water Conservation in Texas, “Utility customers in drought-afflicted areas in Texas have lately been faced with what appears, on the surface, to be a paradox: watching their water bills go up even as they use less.The immediate math is simple. When utilities encourage conservation, customers use less water, which means less revenue for those utilities. But what few utilities and officials — not to mention increasingly frustrated headlines in Texas and across the country — point out is that in actuality, customers who conserve water are using less to pay less over time.”

It wasn’t too long ago that Dallas and the entire Texas area was in a severe drought. Water conservation was at an all time high and everyone was extremely concerned about how they used water. We ended up getting a lot of rain which put us into the safe zone again but over the last few months a lot of discussion has been occurring again that is centered around water conservation. We need to be forward thinking and we need to be concerned about water conservation and water quality. At Weber Pools we are a full service swimming pool maintenance and repair company. We are also extremely concerned about our water quality and conservation efforts too.

In addition to all your backyard swimming pool needs we also offer The Puripool Process too. About every two years, it is recommended to change out the water in your swimming pool because of rising calcium hardness and total dissolved solids levels. Due to our water quality issues too this is something that every swimming pool owner should do every couple of years. Our service includes having a mobile filtration trailer that comes to you and is equipped with Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration membranes that lower these common swimming pool water issues:

  • Calcium hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric acid (CYA)
  • Salts
  • Phosphates
  • Waterborne diseases

By using high pressure RO membranes we are able to conserve approximately 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool, you are able to swim in the pool while the process is being performed, the water quality is drinking quality water and we guarantee you better than tap water when the process is done. The process can be done on most residential swimming pools in less than a day which also saves you time and money. In the commercial setting it is a great alternative because there’s no downtime and since we never expose the surface of the pool we also take all the risks away of damaging the plaster or any liner of the pool. This is a service that you will want to know more about and we ask that you think twice before you drain your swimming pool and call us instead!!

The Calcium In My Swimming Pool Is High, Now What?

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Our mobile filtration trailer

Calcium hardness and swimming pools pretty much go hand in hand. Whether you are in the Southwest United States, The South or in the Texas area, dealing with calcium and other hardness minerals in our fill/tap water is something you’re going to need to deal with. Most swimming pool owners are aware that the pool needs some calcium hardness to keep the liner intact but with the hardness where it is in the Texas area, it isn’t uncommon to see calcium 5 times or more harder than what is recommended. So, the question becomes when this happens what should you do? This blog post will focus on those questions and it will explain what you can do about it without draining the swimming pool.

About every two years, Weber Pools highly recommends changing out the water in your swimming pool. Even though your water is clear and blue, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t loaded with contaminants and should be changed. The reason why this happens is as water evaporates in your swimming pool, calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase. Along with calcium hardness you will also notice that total dissolved solids (TDS), cyanuric acid (CYA), salts and phosphates will increase too. At any given time, pool professionals when these levels get too high, will recommend a drain and refill. As much as we would agree that the water needs to be changed, how you do it is what we would like to educate you on. We offer a mobile filtration trailer that comes to your residence or commercial property and we recycle the existing water in the swimming pool. We use Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower calcium hardness, TDS, CYA, phosphates, waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the swimming pool. The mobile trailer is completely self-contained, which means we run on our own power, it consists of 6 RO membranes to filter the water and two hoses which take water from the swimming pool into the trailer and the other returns the filtered (drinkable) water back to the pool. The following are some of the benefits of using our service:

  • We conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool
  • The liner of the swimming pool is never exposed
  • You can swim in the pool while the process is being performed
  • We can finish most residential jobs in less than a day
  • We give you a better end product than tap water

We’ve been offering this service for about 3 years in the Dallas area. We also travel in Oklahoma as well. So we ask that the next time someone recommends changing out the water in your swimming pool, that you call us instead. You will be much happier with the end product and the environment will thank you too!

Importance of Keeping Your Hot Tub Clean!

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As we are now into fall season and cooler temps are just around the corner, if you’re fortunate to have a hot tub most people will migrate away from their swimming pool and spend more time in their hot tub. Hot tubs are great for relaxation, therapy with sore muscles, sore joints and of course for keeping warm when it’s cold outside. As much enjoyment that individuals can get out of using their hot tub, it is extremely important to take care of the water and filters. The following are a few of the necessary things to keeping your hot tub clean and ready to use:

  1. Change out the water regularly
  2. Clean your filters
  3. Monitor the chemicals and add what’s necessary at least once a week

Change Out The Water Regularly

Since you are dealing with somewhat of a small body of water, it’s best to always have fresher water when you can. With that said, we do recommend changing out the water every 4 months. It’s extremely easy to pump out the water and fill it up with fresh water. Keep in mind that as soon as you add the water, you should add whatever chemicals are necessary to keep it sanitary.

Clean Your Filters

All hot tubs are installed with a number of different kinds of filters to ensure that your water is always clean and safe for your use. These filters will remove any debris and other substances from your water. Everyone should monitor the filters for dirt and debris and the filters should be rinsed whenever necessary. This could be as much as a couple times a month, once a month or every couple of months. This is going to be dependent on what trees are near the hot tub and how much you use it.

Monitor The Chemicals And Add What’s Necessary At Least Once A Week

If you do not have the proper balance of chemical levels in your hot tub, it will never be truly clean, and it could be potentially harmful to you and your family. Keeping the appropriate levels of chemicals in the water will make it easier on you when it comes time to clean your hot tub – so we recommend investing in an inexpensive water testing kit from your local pool supply store or home center.

Cleaning your hot tub means buying the appropriate chemicals, and the type of chemicals that you will need will depend on the levels of chemicals already in your hot tub. The various types of scum that are found in the water is best diagnosed by testing with the kit mentioned above, or by taking a sample of the hot tub water to your local pool supply store, so that they can diagnose any problems with the water, and they can point you to the right chemicals for your particular situation.

At Weber Pools, we can ease any concerns about the care of your hot tub from keeping it clean to handling any repairs that might be needed. In addition, by appointment, we also sell and install portable hot tubs and all maintenance products needed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today!

 

 

 

How To Save Water With Your Swimming Pool!

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Drought conditions in Texas and Oklahoma have been in and out of the news over the last couple of years but there have been several occasions where drought news has been pretty prominent in Texas and Oklahoma recently. In Tulsa World, “Drought conditions intensified across the eastern one-third of Oklahoma last month and climatologists say that portion of the state could experience similar conditions in October. State climatologist Gary McManus said in a report released Sunday that moderate to severe drought increased from 14 percent to 19 percent in September.” With drought conditions returning to many areas of Oklahoma, Weber Pools wants to be your solution to being able to save a lot of water and make an huge impact on the drought situation. If you’re a homeowner with a swimming pool, you have the ability of making the largest water conservation act by not draining your swimming pool. With us, you have the ability of saving on average 20,000 gallons of water in less than a day and we want to share with you how that’s done.

Every couple of years, swimming pool water needs to be changed out because of high calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), and cyanuric acid levels. As water evaporates, calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up over time. As these levels increase, you will notice calcium staining on your water tile line, the liner of your swimming pool, water features, spillways and your pool filtration equipment. When this happens, most swimming pool professionals will recommend a drain and refill. As much as this is necessary, we have a better solution. At Weber Pools, we offer mobile filtration that comes to your home or commercial property and recycles your swimming pool water using Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes instead. This process lowers the following major concerns:

  • Calcium hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric acid
  • Phosphates
  • Salts
  • Waterborne diseases
  • So much more

We take water from your swimming pool into our trailer where six sets of RO membranes lower the hardness and drinking quality water returns to the swimming pool. Our process is completely self-contained, we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool, you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed, we give you a much better end product than tap water, we never expose the liner of the swimming pool and we are typically done in less than a day.

So this upcoming off season, we ask you to think twice before you drain your swimming pool. Save the water, help the environment and swim in a pool with much better quality of water. Interested in learning how, call us today!