Using Reverse Osmosis to Purify Commercial Swimming Pools
Over the last couple of years, we’ve recycled numerous different commercial swimming pools with our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer for a variety of reasons. We’ve noticed an increase in these types of requests because, in Texas, commercial swimming pools are highly regulated due to the number of bathers. Not to mention, the cities have a lot more strict regulations when it comes to water chemistry in their swimming pools. Typically the following are reasons why a commercial swimming pool would be out of compliance:
- High Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels
- High Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels
- High Calcium Hardness levels
- Presence of waterborne diseases
If any of the above issues are present, commercial swimming pools could be shut down until they are handled. Unfortunately, if it is in the middle of swim season it could mean downtime for the swimming pool, which is never great for the establishment or for those that want to swim in the pool!
Just because the water is blue and clear and is reading adequate levels of chlorine doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe to swim in. So, how do commercial swimming pools deal with increases in calcium hardness, TDS, and CYA? What happens when there is a waterborne disease present? Our fill water in Texas is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. As the water in the swimming pool evaporates, these hardness levels will increase in the swimming pool fairly rapidly because they don’t dissolve and they do remain in solution. For commercial swimming pools, the most common delivery of chlorine is by liquid injection. This liquid is loaded with salt, which causes the TDS levels to rise as well in the swimming pool. At this point, the commercial property will need to change out the water in their swimming pool. When this time comes around (could be once per year) Weber Pools can come with our RO mobile filtration trailer to recycle the existing water in the swimming pool. This is extremely beneficial to your commercial property because of the following factors:
- No downtime – swimmers can swim in the pool while it is being purified.
- The interior finish is never exposed
- The water after purification is much better than tap. It’s actually drinking quality water!
- Water Conservation – we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool.
- Lowers the chances of calcium scaling on the swimming pool if the process is performed regularly.
- Removes waterborne diseases
- Water quality is the best
- Keeps your water within city and state regulations
About Weber Pools
Weber Pools is a Greater Dallas/Fort Worth pool service company that specializes in working with commercial properties. We work well with numerous management companies of some of the largest luxury developments in the DFW area. Weber Pools is familiar with the property management process, and we carry the current pool service licenses and insurances required by most commercial facilities. In addition, we also are aware of all the current and ever-changing health department swimming pool requirements and processes.
For a short video on how this process works, CLICK HERE!
If you should have any questions or if you’re looking to schedule an appointment to have the best quality of water in your swimming pool, call us now! 1-817-481-7665
Lowering Calcium Hardness and TDS in Pools
We understand that most people might not be concerned about wasting thousands of gallons of water. Let’s face it, in the Dallas area our drought conditions have been lifted over the last couple of years, water conservation isn’t in the news like it was anymore, and with that said most people aren’t concerned about how they handle water like they were several years ago. But, you should be and if it’s time to drain your swimming pool we hope this blog post convinces you to at least think twice before you do it!
About five years ago, we met up with Pure Water Industries because we were extremely curious about The “Puripool Process!” It uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration to lower Calcium Hardness (CH), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), phosphates, Cyanuric Acid (CYA), waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the swimming pool. This is important because the interior finish of the swimming pool is never exposed, it can prevent the possibility of the cracking of plaster, floating of vinyl liners or pools popping out of the ground once the water weight has been removed and there’s zero downtime for the swimming pool!
In Dallas, our water is hard coming out of the tap. It’s roughly 300 parts per million (ppm) and as the water evaporates, the hardness minerals stay behind in solution, gradually build up in concentration, scale the tile, the interior finish, and decorative water features. Not to mention, it also builds up on the filtration equipment as well. Most people are aware of this problem because calcium scales their water features and shower heads in the house. Those might not be as expensive but think about the money you’ve put into your swimming pool. By using the “Puripool Process” our guarantee to you is to lower more than just the calcium levels and debris in your swimming pool. We want to give you the best water quality free of waterborne diseases, algae, body oils, suntan lotion, salt, etc. These are just a few and to get all of that out of the water we have to run your water through a complex series of pipes, tubes, vessels, and chambers. We have to neutralize the chlorine, introduce an anti-scalant, and run the water through an ultraviolet light to make sure it is as pure as it can be!
At Weber Pools we want you to swim in a safe swimming pool free of contaminants and we also want to give you a better product than a standard drain and refill. Our process takes 8-14 hours depending on the size of the pool instead of a couple of days to drain and refill it. The water we leave you with will be much lower in calcium hardness than the tap water in the Dallas area, you won’t have to worry about ruining the liner of your pool or it popping out of its foundation and you can swim in the pool the entire time!! So, call us today and learn about why recycling your swimming pool water is a much better idea to protect the lifespan of your investment!! Please keep in mind this process is good for both residential and commercial swimming pools!
Removing CYA In Your Pool Without Draining
When it comes to keeping your pool sanitized, clear and blue, chlorine is the most important chemical that you will use in your swimming pool. Whereas, cyanuric acid (CYA) is the conditioner and/or stabilizer that helps prevent chlorine loss in swimming pools. As much as this chemical is vital in your swimming pool, it can also be a nightmare when the levels get too high! During the long, hot and muggy summer months the sun’s ultraviolet rays destroy free chlorine but having the proper amount of CYA in the swimming pool can prevent that and we hope that this post helps explain why CYA is necessary for your swimming pool and how to get rid of it when the levels get higher than what is considered normal.
Typically, the ideal amount of CYA in your pool is between 30 and 50 parts per million (ppm). If your swimming pool gets more direct sunlight, that number could be a little higher. Again, this is ideal but what happens when the number gets much higher? Why does this happen? When CYA levels rise above 100ppm, it can cause a fair amount of problems. It can actually “bind” up the chlorine and reduce its effectiveness thus making it harder to kill algae and other bacteria in your swimming pool. The most common reason why CYA increases is that stabilizer is one of the main ingredients in chlorine tabs. Tabs are typically way overused and cause CYA to increase. When this happens you can do numerous backwashes in your swimming pool if you have a sand filter or DE filter but that can be extremely time consuming and also a huge waste of water. Another option, which we highly recommend is using mobile filtration to recycle your swimming pool water instead of draining it.
Our mobile filtration trailer will lower the following issues:
- Calcium Hardness
- Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
- Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
- And so much more
Draining a swimming pool is extremely dangerous and when you fill it back up, the tap water is already moderately hard. With our mobile filtration trailer, we provide you with drinking quality water in your swimming pool and guarantee that our end product is lower in hardness minerals than tap water. We can filter the water in most cases in less than a day, you can swim in the pool while the process is being done, we conserve approximately 85% of the water in your pool and we promise to lower the CYA levels too!
If you maintain proper CYA levels, it can reduce the cost of operating your pool because it prevents chlorine loss and reduces the amount of chlorine needed to properly sanitize your swimming pool. Remember to always check the water chemistry in your swimming pool for adequate levels of chlorine, pH, CYA and calcium hardness. It is vital that all of these levels are within normal ranges to prevent algae growth in your swimming pool.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our mobile filtration trailer can help you, call us today!
Residential and Commercial Pool Service In Dallas Texas
If you own a swimming pool most people prefer to swim in it, relax in it, host barbecues, and show it off rather than clean it. Properly balancing the chemicals regularly along with cleaning it is definitely a weekly need and sometimes even more but due to our busy schedules most people just don’t have the time. We completely understand this and are writing this blog post to help you in what you need to do to research, find and hire the right company for you. Ultimately, when it’s time for you to jump in your pool you want it ready and properly sanitized. At Weber Pools, we offer many different services and want to inform you on why we will be the best hire for you.
Taking care of a swimming pool goes far beyond just brushing the steps and removing the debris from the top of the swimming pool. Determining proper amounts of chlorine and acid are just some of the other things that you need to worry about but what happens when the cleaner stops working or when the plumbing starts leaking? Any of these things can cause issues with your swimming pool that you will want to fix quickly. When hiring a weekly service company here are some of the questions you will want to ask them:
- Will I have the same person cleaning my pool each week?
- Do they come on the same day each week?
- How long has this person been servicing swimming pools?
- Are there any hidden costs associated with my service?
- What should I expect each week?
- What is the cost per month?
- Do you have any reviews we can see?
There are many service companies out there today and we want you to be comfortable with who you hire. We offer the following services to residential customers:
- Residential Pool Cleaning Services
- Janitorial & Porter Services
- Equipment Repair & Retrofit
- Custom Pools and Spas
- Plaster, Coping and Tile work
- Code compliance work
- UV Water Treatment
- Stain Removal
- Deck repair & Decoseal
- Chemical Automation
- Control Systems
- Salt Systems
- Chemical and Equipment Sales
- Energy Efficient Upgrades
- Leak detection & Crack repair
- Clear plumbing blockages
- and much more……
Pool Maintenace Services in Dallas Texas
Weber Pools Cleaning Service has many years of experience in servicing pools in and around the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. We offer everything from chemical servicing to filter cleaning, and we offer a combined full-service pool cleaning package.
We work with our clients directly in maintaining and servicing their pool and filters throughout the year. A well-maintained pool is the envy of your neighbors and offers the opportunity for relaxation, entertaining and/or exercise. Let Weber Pools help you make the most of your pool with proper care, cleaning, and maintenance.
Contact us today to learn more, we also offer commercial pool service and so much more. We look forward to working with you and showing you the Weber Pool difference!
Weekly Pool Service and Maintenance Company in Dallas
At Weber Pools, our number one priority is making sure your swimming pool is clean and ready for you to swim in at any time. We are focused solely on you and your satisfaction of us is what makes us continue to perform at the highest level possible when you hire us. We know there are many choices you have when hiring a weekly pool cleaning service and we want to assure you that when you hire us you can rest assured that your pool will always be maintained at the highest level possible. The keys to our service are the following:
- Decades of experience in the swimming pool industry. (75 combined years)
- One stop for all your swimming pool needs
- Numerous service options
- Leak detection
- Deck repair
- So much more
One of the biggest keys to our services is through the Performance Pool Group and our other partnership agreements, Weber Pools has the resources to tackle any Dallas pool maintenance project in either a residential or commercial setting, as well as turn-key outdoor environments for our customers from start to finish: one bid; one foreman; and most importantly, one company standing behind the job. We hold all the required licenses, workman’s compensation and general liability insurance for your protection.
Pool Service and Maintenance
Wouldn’t it be great to know that when you hire us to take care of your swimming pool if repairs or upgrades are necessary, we can do it in-house? Our job is to show up on the same day each week, perform all cleaning necessary to make sure your swimming pool is spotless and adjust chlorine, pH as well as all other chemistry needs when we perform a weekly water analysis for you. That’s why we’ve created a variety of service plans so when you sign up, you know exactly what you are paying for and receiving each week. We do this because everyone has different budgets and expectations and we want to meet everyone’s needs and expectations because again if you are happy so are we! Taking care of a swimming pool can be a tedious task but we want our communication to always be on target to prevent issues down the line. That’s why we promise you the following:
- We work with you directly in maintaining and service your pool and filters throughout the year. A well-maintained pool is the envy of your neighbors and offers the opportunity for relaxation, entertaining and/or exercise. Let Weber Pools help you make the most of your pool with proper care, cleaning, and maintenance.
Give us a call today at 817-481-7665 to schedule your complimentary pool evaluation to determine the right, most affordable maintenance program for you.
We proudly service Dallas, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Grapevine, Plano, Colleyville, Southlake, Keller, Hurst, Bedford, Trophy Club, Euless, Frisco, Coppell, Valley Ranch, Irving, North Richland Hills, Argyle, and Castle Hills!
Recycling Commercial Swimming Pool Water in Dallas
Weber Pools is a Greater Dallas/Fort Worth pool service company that specializes in working with commercial properties. We work with numerous management companies in some of the largest luxury developments in the DFW area. Weber Pools is familiar with the property management process, and we carry the current pool service licenses and insurances required by most commercial facilities. In addition, we also are aware of all the current and ever-changing health department swimming pool requirements and processes.
There are very few pool service companies that offer the professional service that Weber Pools provides and that all commercial properties demand. We have office staff and highly qualified pool service technicians and repair technicians that cover the Great Dallas/Fort Worth area. We are committed to providing and being available for not only regular everyday needs but for crisis situations as well. Commercial swimming pools are highly regulated and there can be many different reasons why they could be shut down. Nobody wants swimming pools to be shut down especially during the summer time but we can be available to help out when needed! We want to highlight a recent situation that many commercial swimming pool owners face and that is high cyanuric acid (CYA) levels. Just last week we got called out to a job on a 25,000-gallon commercial swimming pool that had levels of 100 parts per million (ppm) CYA. They were having an inspection the next day and with levels that high, they would’ve been shut down.
So, we showed up with our 40,000 gallons per day mobile filtration Reverse Osmosis unit to help them. With mobile filtration we can help with the following issues without draining the swimming pool:
- Calcium Hardness
- Cyanuric Acid
- Sequestering Agents
- Bacteria and Viruses
- Total Dissolved Solids
Cyanuric acid helps reduce the chlorine loss by protecting the free chlorine in the pool from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, reducing the amount of chlorine needed to maintain proper sanitizer levels. The reason why in Dallas the regulations are set at 100ppm as a maximum is the effectiveness of the chlorine to act as a disinfectant. Higher levels will bind with the chlorine, making it slower acting to kill bacteria and micro-organisms, and prevent algae. When this happens, a water change is recommended but they didn’t have enough time so we rolled up with our mobile filtration trailer instead to purify the water using the Puripool Process in less than a day. The end result was conserving 85% of the water in the swimming pool, increasing the effectiveness of the disinfecting agents and most importantly getting their CYA back into a normal range.
If you have any questions on how this mobile trailer can help you, contact us today to learn more!
Choosing the Best Filter For Your Pool
If it’s time to re-evaluate the filtration system in your swimming pool, there are many different factors that go into what makes the best filter for your swimming pool. The most common filter that we see and easiest to install is a sand filter but we want to discuss a variety of different factors so you can make a wise decision and get the best filtration for your pool! When making that decision the following factors should go into that decision:
- Type of interior finish
- The amount of vegetation around your swimming pool
- The surface area of the pool
- Ease of use
- Water conservation factors
With that said, we hope this blog post gives you some insight on the best type of filter for your pool, when they should be cleaned/backwashed and what to look for when they need to be cleaned or replaced. Currently, there are three different types of filters; cartridge, sand and diatomaceous earth (D.E.) and we will be evaluating each to help you understand what makes them unique. First, we will highlight the pros and cons of each:
- Simple to maintain
- Filters down to 10 microns
- Since there’s no backwashing, it uses the least amount of water and is the best during drought conditions.
- Most expensive out of all the filters to purchase
- The cartridge filters can be pretty expensive
- Easiest to use
- Most common filter for swimming pools and works with most. Most common commercial swimming pool filter as well.
- Filters down to 20 microns
- Easy to backwash when pressure rises to set backwash number on the gauge
- Requires replacements of sand every 5-8 years or when a lateral break (this can be a lengthy process as it takes a while to vacuum out the sand).
- Not recommended for pebble tec pools or pools with lots of vegetation due to high micron number. The pebbles from the pool can get stuck in the sand or laterals
- If you have a green pool, it can take a very long time with this type of filter to clear up
- Filters down to the lowest of microns which is 3
- Filters the largest surface area and keeps the pool the cleanest
- Best for pools in backyards with lots of vegetation
- After backwashing, it does require the most work
The above factors are key to making a decision on what type of filter you should buy. Most importantly, a D.E. filter is the best filter if your pool is surrounded by lots of vegetation. Keep in mind all of these filters have pressure gauges with recommended numbers as to when they need to be backwashed or cleaned. With a sand filter, all that is necessary is a backwash but always be on the lookout for sand in your pool. When that happens, you might have a cracked lateral, which is the main filtration mechanism in a sand filter. At this point, a sand change will be necessary. As for cartridge filters, when the pressure rises to the maximum, they will need to be hosed down and cleaned (2-4 times a year). Finally, a D.E. filter should be taken apart at a minimum of one time a year. You will need to hose down the grids to get the excess D.E. off of them and then recharge the filter when you put it back together. Please note, that if you see D.E. blowing back into the pool there’s a pretty good chance there’s a tear in the grid and it will need to be replaced. With any of these filters, Weber Pools highly recommends Jandy Filters for their reliability, price point, and warranty.
With any of the above, hiring a professional weekly service and maintenance company can make all of this much easier. If you have any questions about filters, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 817-481-7665
Removing Calcium From Pools in Dallas
Taking care of a swimming pool can be a lot of work but there are a variety of different things one can do to make it simpler. Anytime you have a body of water especially when the water temperature rises it can be challenging to maintain it because algae love warm water. At a minimum, you will need ample amounts of chlorine and the pH needs to be within normal limits (7.4 – 7.8) to maintain a swimming pool free of contaminants. But what happens when Calcium Hardness and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels rise in the swimming pool?
High calcium and TDS levels in a swimming pool can change the chemistry and make it more challenging to maintain a swimming pool. The simplest and easiest rule to remember is to change the water in the swimming pool every two to three years. When that time comes you can drain it and fill it up with our hard water from the tap or you can hire Weber Pools and utilize The Puripool Process. We have a mobile filtration system that not only conserves 85% of the water in the swimming pool but also gives you the best quality of water for your swimming pool. When the Puripool Process is complete it also makes taking care of a swimming pool much easier because it will be lower in Calcium Hardness, TDS, and Cyanuric Acid (CYA).
In the above-referenced pool, we conserved 30,000 gallons in roughly 20 hours. The following will show you before and after chemistry.
Calcium Hardness – 880 ppm
TDS – 3233 ppm
CYA – 150 ppm
After filtering this 22,000-gallon swimming pool for 15 hours we were able to lower the initial chemistry to the following:
Calcium Hardness – 140 ppm
TDS – 780 ppm
CYA – 30 ppm
Our guarantee for you is to provide you with better water than you would get out of the tap. In fact, you can drink the water that is returning to the pool! We also promise to lower your TDS and CYA levels which were high in this swimming pool and one of the main reasons why we were hired to perform the job. So, if your Calcium Hardness, TDS, or CYA levels are high please contact us today so we can recycle your pool water and make it easier to take care of it. Please note, Weber Pools recycles both commercial and residential swimming pools.
The Dangers of Draining A Swimming Pool
Owning a swimming pool is fun. It can be one of the most enjoyable places to be when the weather is warm and you are looking to relax. However, it isn’t always easy to deal with swimming pools and one of the biggest concerns occurs when it is time to change out the water. In the Dallas area, our water is full of calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals which means every couple of years you should change out the water in your swimming pool because as water evaporates, the calcium and other hardness remain in solution and start scaling the tile, the interior finish of the swimming pool and equipment. When this happens or when there is structural damage to the pool it will become necessary to change out the water. This is when a variety of issues can occur which we want to highlight in our latest blog post.
Cracking The Liner
Whenever the temperatures climb above 80 degrees you run the risk of cracking the foundation of the swimming pool. No matter the surface, the heat and lack of moisture on the surface when you drain it can cause it to crack, split or completely breakdown. The only way this can be prevented is doing it at night and constantly wetting the surface of the swimming pool but the risk is still high when you remove the water.
Vinyl pools are extremely common in Dallas and the risk increases with this type of liner. It is even considered the most dangerous to drain. Typically, they weren’t built to hold back the weight of the dirt against it when the pool is drained. When the water is removed, this can cause the walls to collapse and in turn, you will need a new liner which is extremely expensive to replace.
Another common type of swimming pool in the Dallas area is fiberglass and concrete pools. Any vessel, especially concrete pools and fiberglass pools that are underneath the ground, can float with enough water pressure pushing on it. This happens because of hydrostatic pressure, or water pushing upwards. The vessel literally pops out of the ground.
At Weber Pools, we offer a Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration that can recycle your swimming pool water without draining it. By doing this, we eliminate any risk of exposing the liner of the swimming pool or changing the level of the water. With that said, we can typically recycle the water in less than a day (for residential swimming pools), you won’t have to worry about cracking the foundation or floating the swimming pool and we promise to leave you with better water than you would get out of your tap. To learn more about this type of filtration and to book your appointment, please contact us today!
Zodiac Energy Efficient Pumps
In the United States there has been a major shift in thinking over the last several years. This shift has been in the ways people are thinking about installing more energy efficient appliances on their houses. There’s no question that homeowners are definitely looking for ways to increase their dollar especially when energy rates continue to climb. At Weber Pools we can’t blame them and we have noticed a large increase in sales and installation over the last couple of years of energy efficiency pumps and with summer just around the corner, do you want to save money on your utility bill?
It is possible to save energy and maintain an enjoyable swimming pool by using a smaller, higher efficiency pump and by operating it less. Typically, an energy efficient pump will use anywhere from 35-45% less energy than that of a standard pump. With savings like that, the difference between a standard pump and an energy efficient pump can be quite drastic. These pumps now come in a variety of speeds so you have full control over how much turnover you need depending on time of year and cleanliness of your swimming pool. Depending on where you live and if you own a swimming pool we definitely suggest looking into an energy efficient pump to help you save money. You can also use the following residential pool pump savings calculator to see approximately what switching can save you.
At Weber Pools we can install a variety of energy efficient pumps but our favorite is the Jandy ePump. It has eight variable speeds along with a high-efficiency motor which makes it one of the quietest pumps available. We feel that its longevity, name brand and the fact that it moves more water per horsepower makes it a smart buy. The following features are another reason why its the brand we recommend first….
- Uses 90% less energy than single speed pumps
- Completely programmable
- Quieter operation
- Easy to read indicators
- 1.5 and 2.0 HP models available
The Dallas area is becoming more and more energy efficient each year and at Weber Pools we are aware of it and want to provide you with any energy efficient upgrades you might need. Stay tuned to our blog as in the upcoming weeks we will be highlighting other options for your swimming pool to save you money and if you’re interested in learning more about installing this pump at your home or commercial property, call us today at 817-481-7665.