Drain and Refilling Pools Vs. Recycling Pool Water
In Dallas, Texas we get a lot of calls from swimming pool owners with the following issue, “I took a water sample to a pool store and they told me I needed to drain my swimming pool!” This was baffling to me because I never knew you should change out the water in a swimming pool and most importantly this isn’t something I want to do with all that water. At Weber Pools, we understand this concern and want this blog post to inform you on why they recommend changing out the water when you should do it and the options you have for changing out the water in your swimming pool. In the end, you have two solutions, a drain and refill or you can recycle it.
In the Dallas Ft. Worth area, the water coming out of the tap is moderately hard. It typically measures 300 parts per million which are right in the middle of what is recommended in your swimming pool. As your pool water evaporates, calcium and other hardness remain in the solution and gradually build up in concentration. When this happens, calcium will scale your tile, interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways, and decorative water features. It isn’t something that is fun to look at and when it scales, it can be challenging and expensive to remove! As these calcium levels increase they will eventually get to a point where pool professionals will recommend a water change. When this happens, you can choose to do a drain and refill which takes approximately 2 – 3 days, you run the risk of cracking the interior finish, you are filling the pool back up with moderately hard water and you average wasting 20,000-gallons of water or more.
Reverse Osmosis Filtration For Pools
Whereas with Reverse Osmosis (RO) Mobile Filtration we can bring our mobile filtration trailer to your home or business and recycle your swimming pool water onsite. This form of filtration has the ability to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, waterborne diseases and so much more! This form of filtration can be completed on most residential swimming pools in less than a day. You can also swim in the pool while the process is being performed and have the ability to conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool. With this option, we guarantee you better water than tap and you will have the opportunity to swim in drinking quality water. With Weber Pools, we guarantee you the following:
- Your Calcium Hardness will be lower than tap water
- Your water quality will be the best
- The clarity of the water will be great
- You will enjoy the feel of the water
- You will conserve a lot of water