High Levels of Calcium Hardness is Dangerous In Your Swimming Pool
There are many dangers of having high Calcium Hardness (CH) levels in your swimming pool! When it comes to calcium in tap water there are certain places in the country that have much more than others and Dallas, Texas is one of them. In our area, the calcium coming out of the tap water is 300 parts per million which are right in the middle of what is recommended for your swimming pool (200-400ppm). With that said, it’s important to note that swimming pools need a certain amount of calcium to keep the interior finish intact but when those levels get too high, a variety of problems can occur. The challenges for residential and commercial swimming pool owners is when calcium levels get too high in their swimming pool. When these levels continue to climb scaling occurs on the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, decorative water features, spillways, and salt chlorinators (if you have one). It can also be challenging to manage the water chemistry too! If you happen to have a saltwater chlorinator, high levels of calcium hardness will prevent it from functioning properly. Calcium levels rise in your swimming pool when evaporation occurs. When there’s evaporation, the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up in concentration. Over time a period of time (usually two years) scaling will occur and by now, your pool water should have been drained!
So what happens when calcium levels get too high? The simple answer is it must be lowered from the swimming pool water. At this point, you can choose to drain and refill your swimming pool (standard pool professional recommendation) which takes 2-3 days and could damage your interior finish or you can recycle it using The Puripool Process. At Weber Pools, we offer Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. This service puts drinking quality water back in your swimming pool and you can swim in the pool while it is being filtered. Not to mention, we conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool which is great for water conservation.
For residential and commercial swimming pool this should be your first choice because of the following:
- Excellent water quality
- The water feels better
- Water conservation
- No possible damage to the interior finish (the water level never changes)
- No downtime
- The water will be easier to manage
- Less scaling (f you change out the water in your pool every two years)
Please note, our mobile filtration trailers will come to your residential or commercial swimming pool water and recycle it on site. Depending on the size of the swimming pool, most residential jobs can be done in less than a day. For commercial swimming pools, we offer a variety of services even a refresh.