Wait, before you drain and refill your swimming pool take the time to familiarize yourself with what Weber Pools can do to support your efforts. We understand that most residential and commercial swimming pool owners are familiar with a drain and refill but there are much better options and we hope this blog post helps to educate you not only about hard water but what it will do to your pool as well.
Indications of Hard Water in Your Pool
Are you tired of dealing with hard water? What is hard water? Hard water is something we deal with in the Dallas area and it refers to high levels of calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals in our fill water. This is a nuisance to deal with and can cost thousands of dollars to replace water features, faucets and removing it from the tile and decorative water features in your swimming pool. Unfortunately, when people buy these things they don’t think of the hard water that we deal with in Dallas but when calcium levels rise it can start to scale when the water is above 500 parts per million (ppm). In Dallas, the water coming out of our tap averages 300 ppm.
Hard Water Affects Your Swimming Pool
If you think dealing with hard water in your house is an issue, it’s a completely different challenge when it comes to your swimming pool. However, Weber Pools is your answer and we have the best solution for you. To give you a little background, as water evaporates in your pool, the calcium remains in solution and builds up in concentration. Over time, as Calcium Hardness levels continue to rise it can cause the following issues:
- Scaling of the water tile line
- Scaling of the interior finish of the swimming pool
- Deteriorating of pool equipment
- Scaling of decorative fountains and water features
- Prevents salt systems from working correctly
- Increases chemical usage
It’s recommended that the Calcium Hardness levels in your swimming pool be between 200 – 400 ppm. In some areas of Dallas, you will be above 400 ppm as soon as you fill up your swimming pool. When this happens you can either drain and refill your swimming pool with our hard water or recycle the water using our Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration system.
Draining a swimming pool can be a lengthy and challenging task. It can take 2-3 days to do, you can potentially crack the foundation of the swimming pool and you end up filling the pool with hard water again. Instead, Weber Pools offers The Puripool Process which lowers Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, CYA, and so much more without draining the swimming pool. We use Reverse Osmosis filtration in our mobile trailers which allows us to come to your residential or commercial property and recycle your swimming pool water without draining the pool. We will leave you with much better water than what comes out of the tap, you never have to worry about exposing the interior finish, and downtime. To learn more, contact us today!