The Puripool Process To Lower Calcium Levels in Salt Pools

Do you currently own a salt system or have you thought about installing a salt system for your residential or commercial swimming pool? If your answer is yes and you live in the Dallas Ft. Worth area you might want to think about all that is involved before you purchase it. Salt systems are typically sold because of minimal maintenance and the fact that they make your swimming experience much more fun. The biggest difference is that you typically won’t smell the chlorine. Depending on the salt system you buy, it is essential that you maintain adequate salt levels, a balanced pH as it will rise, a baseline of a certain amount of CYA (conditioner) and most importantly your Calcium Hardness (CH) must be within a specific range or the system won’t function properly. Unfortunately, these are not always discussed when you buy the system and swimming pool owners in the Dallas area have to deal with higher levels of calcium.

Higher levels of Calcium Hardness is by far one of the biggest challenges we deal with in Texas. Most salt systems can only handle 200 – 400 parts per million (ppm) Calcium Hardness and the minimum we see in our areas coming out of the tap is already at 300 ppm or higher! The challenges that occur when calcium levels get higher than 400 ppm is the calcium starts scaling the electrode plates, causing the cells to no longer work, which means no chlorine in the swimming pool. This isn’t something that most people are aware of when they purchase the salt systems but is something that you should know about because at Weber Pools we have a few suggestions for you to keep your system running longer.

  • Purchase a Jandy AquaPure Salt Water Pool System – it can handle higher hardness levels in the swimming pool and their warranty department is great to deal with! Not to mention we are an official warranty supplier for Jandy.
  • Allow Weber Pools to use the Puripool Process to recycle your swimming pool water every 1-2 years to keep your hardness levels lower and your system running longer.

Since our water is harder, these two things will help you the most if you want your saltwater system to function properly. Our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration system can come to your home or commercial property and recycle the swimming pool water instead of draining it. The system lowers the following:

  • Calcium Hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Salts
  • Phosphates
  • Nitrates
  • CYA
  • Waterborne diseases

The reason why this is essential if you own a saltwater system is we can bring down the Calcium Hardness in the swimming pool much lower than tap water, which means the system will function longer and more effectively. Using this service every couple of years at a minimum will also increase the lifespan of your interior finish, filtration equipment, and your filters too! So, if you’re looking to have a salt system in your swimming pool, call us today so we can help make sure it works properly!