Using Reverse Osmosis to Filter Swimming Pool Water
When it comes to Reverse Osmosis and homes most people are aware of a small tank under their sink that provides drinking quality water. With that being said it is fair to say that most individuals are very aware of what Reverse Osmosis (RO) is used for. According to Wikipedia, “reverse osmosis is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules, and larger particles from drinking water. In reverse osmosis, an applied pressure is used to overcome osmotic pressure, a colligative property that is driven by chemical potential differences of the solvent, a thermodynamic parameter. Reverse osmosis can remove many types of dissolved and suspended species from water, including bacteria, and is used in both industrial processes and the production of potable water. The result is that the solute is retained on the pressurized side of the membrane and the pure solvents allowed to pass to the other side. To be “selective”, this membrane should not allow large molecules or ions through the pores (holes), but should allow smaller components of the solution (such as solvent molecules) to pass freely.” Quite simply, it is a process and type of filtration that removes a variety of impurities to give you drinking quality for a variety of applications.
RO has been around for a long time and can be used in a variety of industries but at Weber Pools, we started using mobile filtration RO to lower Calcium Hardness, TDS, Cyanuric Acid, and so much more from swimming pool water without draining the pool. In the Dallas Ft. Worth area, the water coming out of our tap is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. Depending on where you live in Texas the water coming out of the tap is at a minimum of 300 parts per million (ppm). The most optimal range for swimming pools is between 200 and 400 ppm but as water evaporates those hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase over time. As this happens, calcium will scale your filtration equipment, the water tile line, the interior finish, and destroy water features. When this happens (typically every two years) homeowners and commercial property swimming pool owners will need to change out the water in the pool. If you choose to do a typical drain and refill, this process can take up to 2-3 days, the chance of ruining your liner increases, and the water is moderately hard from the tap. Whereas, Weber Pools offers RO Mobile Filtration using the Puripool Process, which comes to your house or commercial property.
This form of filtration lowers Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, CYA, phosphates, salts, waterborne diseases, and so much more without draining the swimming pool. This takes the risk of ruining your liner out of the question, it puts drinking quality water back in your swimming pool, it conserves 85% of the existing water in the pool and you can swim in the pool while the process is being done. The form of filtration is completely safe for your swimming pool, can be performed all year round and when it is performed every couple of years it can prolong the lifespan of your swimming pool!
In addition to our mobile filtration option, Weber Pools also has other options to fill your pool water with RO as well as whole-house options too. To learn more about how we can provide you with the best water for your home, please contact us today!