Calcium in our fill water in Texas and Oklahoma is pretty much the norm and even though swimming pools need a certain amount of it, depending on the liner, what happens when you have too much? If you are concerned about your investment then this blog post is definitely for you because as calcium levels rise in your swimming pool so do the number of problems. Most pool professionals and websites will say that the optimal amount of calcium in a swimming pool is between 200 and 400 parts per million (ppm). In some parts of the country this is possible but with calcium coming out of our tap at a minimum of 300 ppm it’s literally impossible here. That’s why we recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every 2 years.
As water evaporates, calcium and other hardness minerals will remain in solution and those levels will rise. Over time, this will become an issue for the following reasons:
- Staining of your decorative tile
- Staining of your liner
- Calcium deposits on your filtration equipment causing a decreased lifetime
- Calcium staining on your water features and spillways
- Potential increase in chemical demand
When any of the above happens it can be an expensive proposition to clean this, not to mention, being an eyesore to look at. At Weber Pools, we are committed to providing you with a variety of services to make your swimming experience more enjoyable, that’s why we offer you The Puripool Process. This is an alternative to draining a swimming pool and we want to educate you on why it will be your best decision. As calcium levels rise in a swimming pool you can either drain and refill your swimming pool or choose to recycle the water instead. If you choose a drain and refill, please note that this process can take 2-3 days, you will be filling your swimming pool up with moderately hard water again and causing structural damage to your liner is always a possibility. Whereas, if you choose to have us recycle your swimming pool water instead, we can lower all of the following without draining the pool:
- Calcium hardness
- Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
- Bacteria and Viruses
- Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
The benefits of using the Puripool Process are numerous. Since the water level never changes in the swimming pool, the potential for structural damage is non-existent, we can conserve up to 85% of the water in the pool, we guarantee calcium levels lower than tap water and since you can swim in the pool while the pool is being filtered, there’s no downtime! We can achieve this by bringing our mobile filtration trailer to your home or commercial property. The trailer is equipped with Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes that have the ability to give you the best quality of water to swim in. It also helps with itchy eyes, dry skin and overall it is a much more fun swim experience because the water is softer.
If you’re interested in learning more how Weber Pools can help you with water chemistry issues, call us today at 817-481-7665. We proudly offer the Puripool Process to swimming pool owners in the Dallas area, Austin, San Antonio and parts of Oklahoma!