High levels of Calcium Hardness will damage your pool
If you live in the Dallas area dealing with Calcium Hardness in your fill water can literally destroy your swimming pool’s interior finish, tile, and equipment. Calcium is naked to the human eye when you look at the water (unless it’s at night with your pool light on) but it can definitely be seen along the water tile line, on decorative fixtures, waterfall spillways and on your swimming pool equipment. If you have a salt chlorinator you will also see it scale the electrode plates as well. Unfortunately, when building a swimming pool or buying a house that has a pool this is the one subject that isn’t talked about very much but it should be. If you live in Texas and Oklahoma where there are high levels of calcium in the water, unless you change out your water every two to three years you will begin to run into issues controlling the water chemistry in the pool or it will start scaling in areas that suddenly turn your backyard paradise into a nightmare.
When this happens you might have to spend a lot of money on removing the calcium from the tile, spillways etc. but it is imperative that you change out the water as well. If you don’t, it will just come back! You can either drain and refill with our moderately hard water from the tap or you can recycle your swimming pool water with our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration system (The Puripool Process). The benefits of recycling your swimming pool water are not only saving our precious water but also providing the lowest level of calcium in the water that is safe but also swimming in drinking quality water. Not to mention… if you recycle the water every two years it will make some of the above issues harder to achieve.
Recently, we recycled a 20,000-gallon swimming pool with the following initial chemistry:
Calcium – 760 ppm
Total Dissolved Solids – 5504 ppm
CYA – 300 ppm << this is extremely high and if you want to learn more about CYA and its harmful effects, CLICK HERE!
After recycling this swimming pool for 16 hours and saving 85% of the water we achieved the following results…..
Ending Water Chemistry
Calcium – 140 ppm
Total Dissolved Solids – 760 ppm
CYA – 20 ppm
So remember when it’s time to change the water in your swimming pool, don’t drain when you can Puripool!! Contact Weber Pools today to learn more