Water Quality In Commercial Swimming Pools

The water quality in any swimming pool is important but when dealing with commercial swimming pools it’s vital. Water quality has been in the news a lot over the last few months especially in Flint, Michigan and Knox County in Galesburg, IL. What’s dominating the news in those areas is sources of lead in their water. Since these scares have occurred, it’s really making people think about not only their drinking water but also the water they swim in too. When dealing with large bodies of water especially in commercial applications like hotels and resorts, apartment complexes, water parks and community pools it can be pretty terrifying to think about what could be in the water! As a parent or a concerned citizen you should absolutely be concerned with the water you’re swimming in! Why, you ask? Well, in all the above swimming pools kids and even adults will urinate in the swimming pool, they could vomit and even the most unfortunate could happen which is a child could poop in the swimming pool. Not to be graphic, but kids and even adults will swallow water when swimming making you very susceptible to coming in contact with various waterborne diseases…

  • Campylobacteriosis is a bacterium with symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever.
  • Cholera is a bacterium with symptoms of muscle cramps, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Cryptosporidium is a bacterium with symptoms of diarrhea, stomach cramps, upset stomach and slight fever.
  • Shigellosis is a bacterium with symptoms of bloody stool, diarrhea and fever.
  • Typhoid fever is a bacterium with symptoms of fever, headache, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and an abdominal rash.

In commercial swimming pools, they do their best to keep swimming pools sanitary by injecting higher levels of liquid chlorine but it’s not enough and it causes another problem. Liquid chlorine will increase total dissolved solid (TDS) levels (mainly because of salts) and cyanuric acid (CYA) too. Because of this, commercial swimming pools are highly regulated due to water quality and water hardness levels. To make sure you are swimming in the highest quality of water free of any waterborne diseases, Weber Pools offers The “Puripool” Process which lowers calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid, removes waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. Our filtration equipment is mobile which means it comes to you. You will never have to worry about exposing the liner of the swimming pool nor will you have any downtime because you can swim in the pool while the process is done. So, if you like to swim in commercial swimming pools, make sure the water is sanitary and if you own a commercial swimming pool, call us today to learn how our mobile filtration system can save you a lot of headaches when taking care of your swimming pool!

Dallas Can Win Water Conservation Contest By Not Draining Their Swimming Pools

In a recent article written by Jeff Mosier of The Dallas Morning News titled, “Dallas, Once No. 1 In Water Conservation Contest, Is Now Treading Water” we know of a great way for individuals to conserve water!! In 2015, Dallas finished fifth in the contest but that has slipped this year. According to Mosier, “this year, Dallas isn’t faring so well. The city is now ranked 12 out of 26 in the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, which runs through the end of April. Cities jockey for top positions throughout the month, so Dallas is certainly still in the running,” said Scott Goldstein, a Rawlings spokesman. “It’s important to note that DWU [Dallas Water Utilities] and the city of Dallas are engaged in ongoing efforts to promote conservation.” There are a variety of water conservation acts that people can do when they fill out the survey >> Save Water Dallas

Well, at Weber Pools we have another way that you can conserve water that go far beyond fixing leaky faucets, taking shorter showers and using refillable water bottles. This is not to say that those aren’t good ideas as everything helps but what if we told you we have a way to conserve on average 20,000 gallons of water each day? Are you intrigued? We are a forward thinking company and believe that water conservation should always be in the forefront of everyone’s mind. Our mobile filtration trailers were designed to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid, salts, phosphates and so much more without draining the swimming pool! The mobile filtration trailer is equipped with Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes that lower hardness minerals from the swimming pool while conserving 85% of the water in the pool. The bottomline is, it’s recommended to drain your swimming pool every two years because of calcium and other hardness minerals which destroy swimming pools. Instead of draining them we want to urge swimming pool owners in the Dallas area to stop draining and wasting all that water when you can conserve it and get a much better end product! We have been conserving millions of gallons of water over the last couple years and are ready to serve you! So who’s ready to make a serious impact on the environment by conserving 20,000 gallons of water or more a day by not draining their swimming pool? Remember, this is the largest water conservation act a homeowner can do and we want to help get Dallas back on the map for water conservation!

With all that said, if you’re interested in learning more about how Weber Pools can help you, please give us a call today! 817-481-7665


How Do I Lower Calcium In My Swimming Pool?

If you live in the Texas/Oklahoma area, and own a swimming pool, it’s a guarantee that you will have issues with high calcium hardness levels in your swimming pool water. Why? It’s simple, calcium hardness is extremely high in our tap water and as water evaporates in your swimming pool, the hardness minerals stay behind and gradually increase over time. When dealing with proper chemistry in a swimming pool, your optimal calcium hardness is between 200-400 parts per million (ppm). Depending on where you live, calcium hardness coming out of the tap can be 300 – 500ppm and higher in many areas of Oklahoma.  With that said, the typical answer would be to drain a swimming pool and fill it up with moderately hard water again, which not only wastes precious water but it doesn’t always solve the problem. There are also many risks involved with draining a swimming pool as well which we have highlighted in previous blogs. Water quality is huge when dealing with larger bodies of water, especially in warm climates where it is easer for algae to grow in warm water. Instead of draining, you can now recycle your swimming pool water using our mobile filtration system. Our “Puripool” Process is mobile and can lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid as well as other nagging issues like salts and phosphates. We designed this system to give those with swimming pools an alternative to draining by recycling it and conserving 85% of the water.

Last week, we scheduled a pool to be recycled because their chief complaint was high calcium hardness levels and total dissolved levels. The following chemistry was causing issues to the pool and making it more challenging to take care of. Not to mention, they didn’t want to risk emptying out the water in the swimming pool.

Initial Chemistry

Calcium Hardness – 900ppm

Total Dissolved Solids – 9000ppm

CYA – 300 plus

With values like the above, it can be extremely difficult to manage your swimming pool. This is a common issue with swimming pools in Oklahoma and Texas. After filtering this swimming pool for 16 hours, we were able to leave our customer with the following chemistry.

Calcium Hardness – 200ppm

Total Dissolved Solids – 2500ppm

CYA – 80

We highlight this type of swimming pool because he has told us that since we finished processing the swimming pool it has become much easier to take care of it and he loves the feel of the water. If you’re interested in learning more about how our mobile filtration can help you achieve high quality of water for your swimming pool, give us a call at 817-481-7665