Draining versus Recycling A Swimming Pool

With fall approaching and swimming pool season coming to an end, many residential and commercial swimming pool owners start the process of changing out the water in their swimming pools if their Calcium Hardness, TDS, or CYA levels are high. When this happens most pool owners will opt to drain and refill their swimming pool but at Weber Pools, we want to educate you on why this isn’t the best decision.

If you own a swimming pool and live in the Dallas area, you’re going to have to deal with hard water. Our tap water is loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals and is one of the biggest reasons as to why swimming pool owners need to drain their swimming pools. In the Dallas area, the water coming out of the tap is roughly 300 parts per million (ppm). The recommended Calcium Hardness (CH) levels for a swimming pool are between 200 – 400 ppm and it isn’t uncommon for us to see CH levels as high at 1000 ppm and more. When this happens, you will notice calcium scaling on the water tile line of the swimming pool, interior finish and water features if you have them. Visually this can be extremely devastating to see on the tile and decorative water features but it also ruins the interior finish of the swimming pool and your filtration equipment too. Based on the above information, with water this hard, it’s recommended to change out your water every couple of years.

At Weber Pools, we realize that this is an extremely common problem and have come up with a solution so you don’t have to drain your swimming pool anymore due to high hardness minerals. In the Dallas area, there are a large number of fiberglass and vinyl swimming pools. The risk of the liner collapsing or the swimming pool “popping out” of the foundation when you drain it is extremely high and common. The amount of money to replace the liner or reset the swimming pool is extremely expensive and not worth the risk. Concrete swimming pools are also at risk because you can easily crack the liner when the outside temperature is above 80 degrees and the liner is no longer wet. Due to these common factors, you should really think twice before draining your swimming pool.

Weber Pools has a much better option and uses mobile Reverse Osmosis (RO) to lower the risk of ruining your investment and it will lower the following issues that most swimming pool owners deal with….

  • Calcium Hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Cyanuric Acid
  • Salts
  • Phosphates
  • Nitrates
  • Waterborne Diseases

In the end, utilizing Reverse Osmosis will give you better water quality to swim in, will take less time than a drain and refill, and prolongs the lifespan of your investment, Since the interior finish is never exposed, the risks are none. To learn more about this, please contact us today!