Lowering Calcium Hardness Levels in Swimming Pools

If you live in the Dallas Ft. Worth area dealing with Calcium Hardness in your fill water can literally destroy your swimming pool’s interior finish, tile, and filtration equipment. You might not be able to see calcium when you look at the water but it can definitely be seen along the water tile line, on decorative fixtures, and spillways if you haven’t changed out your water in a long time. If you have a salt chlorinator you will also see it scale the electrode plates as well. If you live in Texas and own a residential or commercial swimming pool where there are high levels of Calcium Hardness 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 those areas which can be expensive to remove.

When this happens you might have to hire a tile cleaner and spend a lot of money on removing the calcium from the tile but it is vital that you change out the water as well because 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, prolong the lifespan of your investment, and provide all bathers with superior quality water to swim in.

Recently, we recycled a 20,000-gallon residential swimming pool with the following initial chemistry:

Initial Water Chemistry

Calcium – 950 ppm

Total Dissolved Solids – 5504 ppm

CYA – 100 ppm

After recycling this swimming pool with our mobile filtration RO system we were able to lower their initial water chemistry to the following:

Ending Water Chemistry

Calcium – 140 ppm

Total Dissolved Solids – 820 ppm

CYA – 0 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