If you have a swimming pool and live in the Texas and Oklahoma area you’re going to deal with high calcium and total dissolved solid (TDS) levels in your swimming pool. Over the years we’ve learned that high calcium levels are also extremely common in many other places in the United States and world. As water evaporates in a swimming pool, calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and start to stain the tile, liner of the swimming pool and equipment. If you have decorative tile, fountains or other water features this can make looking at them extremely frustrating because the staining gets worse and worse and it can make your backyard paradise look like an eyesore. In the swimming pool industry it’s recommended to have your calcium levels between 200-400 parts per million (ppm). In parts of Oklahoma and Texas, the water coming out of the tap is 400ppm and above. When calcium levels get high, we recommend recycling your swimming pool using the “Puripool Process” in our mobile filtration system. It conserves 85% of the water in the swimming pool, gives you much better water than a drain and refill and prevents damage to your swimming pool when you drain it.
Last week we discussed the water quality issue in Oklahoma because we were about to head out to a swimming pool to recycle their swimming pool water again. This is the second time we’ve worked with this customer and want to share the results with you.
Recently, we were called out to a 21,000 gallon residential swimming pool because they know the importance of having their water changed every two years. Since the TDS and calcium hardness coming out of their tap is too high they opt to use us to conserve the water, get a better end product and reduce the risk of damaging their swimming pool by not draining it.
Results From 2 Years Ago
Total Dissolved Solids – 9000ppm
Calcium Hardness – 800ppm
After filtering the water we were able to lower these to 2400ppm TDS and 200ppm calcium hardness. The water coming out of their tap is 2500ppm TDS and 300ppm calcium hardness.
This past week we rolled up to the swimming pool again with the following results
Total Dissolved Solids – 3500ppm
Calcium Hardness – 600ppm
After filtering this swimming pool again we were able to lower calcium hardness to 250ppm and the TDS to 860ppm. Once again we were able to conserve 85% of the water in the swimming pool and give our customer much better water than tap. The ending chemistry is perfect when dealing with a swimming pool. The residents lost no time with their swimming pool and we also lowered cyanuric acid too! If you should have any questions in regards to our Puripool Process please give us a call 1-817-481-7665.