Removing CYA In Your Pool Without Draining
When it comes to keeping your pool sanitized, clear and blue, chlorine is the most important chemical that you will use in your swimming pool. Whereas, cyanuric acid (CYA) is the conditioner and/or stabilizer that helps prevent chlorine loss in swimming pools. As much as this chemical is vital in your swimming pool, it can also be a nightmare when the levels get too high! During the long, hot and muggy summer months the sun’s ultraviolet rays destroy free chlorine but having the proper amount of CYA in the swimming pool can prevent that and we hope that this post helps explain why CYA is necessary for your swimming pool and how to get rid of it when the levels get higher than what is considered normal.
Typically, the ideal amount of CYA in your pool is between 30 and 50 parts per million (ppm). If your swimming pool gets more direct sunlight, that number could be a little higher. Again, this is ideal but what happens when the number gets much higher? Why does this happen? When CYA levels rise above 100ppm, it can cause a fair amount of problems. It can actually “bind” up the chlorine and reduce its effectiveness thus making it harder to kill algae and other bacteria in your swimming pool. The most common reason why CYA increases is that stabilizer is one of the main ingredients in chlorine tabs. Tabs are typically way overused and cause CYA to increase. When this happens you can do numerous backwashes in your swimming pool if you have a sand filter or DE filter but that can be extremely time consuming and also a huge waste of water. Another option, which we highly recommend is using mobile filtration to recycle your swimming pool water instead of draining it.
Our mobile filtration trailer will lower the following issues:
- Calcium Hardness
- Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
- Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
- And so much more
Draining a swimming pool is extremely dangerous and when you fill it back up, the tap water is already moderately hard. With our mobile filtration trailer, we provide you with drinking quality water in your swimming pool and guarantee that our end product is lower in hardness minerals than tap water. We can filter the water in most cases in less than a day, you can swim in the pool while the process is being done, we conserve approximately 85% of the water in your pool and we promise to lower the CYA levels too!
If you maintain proper CYA levels, it can reduce the cost of operating your pool because it prevents chlorine loss and reduces the amount of chlorine needed to properly sanitize your swimming pool. Remember to always check the water chemistry in your swimming pool for adequate levels of chlorine, pH, CYA and calcium hardness. It is vital that all of these levels are within normal ranges to prevent algae growth in your swimming pool.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our mobile filtration trailer can help you, call us today!