How To Remove Calcium From Your Swimming Pool

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Lowering Calcium Hardness, TDS, and CYA from your swimming pool

With summer here and swimming pools at the forefront of everyone’s minds, have you checked your Calcium Hardness levels lately? Calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals are in our fill water in Texas and it can cause challenges if it isn’t managed. When it comes to water chemistry you need a certain amount of calcium, but unfortunately, in our area, we have too much! If you are concerned about your investment then this blog post is definitely for you because as calcium levels rise in your swimming pool so do the number of issues and challenges. Most pool professionals in the industry will say that the optimal amount of calcium in a swimming pool is between 200 and 400 parts per million (ppm). In some parts of the country, this is possible but with calcium coming out of our tap at a minimum of 300 ppm it’s literally impossible here. That’s why we recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every 1 – 2 years.

As water evaporates, calcium and other hardness minerals will remain in solution and gradually rise in concentration. Over time, this will become an issue for the following reasons:

  • Scaling of your decorative tile
  • Scaling of your interior finish
  • Scaling on your filtration equipment causing problems with operation.
  • Calcium scaling on your water features and spillways.
  • Potential increase in chemical demand

When any of the above happens it can be an expensive proposition to remove it, not to mention, being an eyesore to look at. At Weber Pools, we are committed to providing you with a variety of services to make your residential and commercial swimming pool experience is more enjoyable, that’s why we offer you The Puripool Process. This is an alternative to draining a swimming pool and we want to educate you on why it will be your best decision. As calcium levels rise in a swimming pool you can either drain and refill your swimming pool or choose to recycle the water instead. If you choose a drain and refill, please note that this process can take 2-3 days, you will be filling your swimming pool up with moderately hard water again and causing structural damage to your liner is always a possibility. Whereas, if you choose to have us recycle your swimming pool water instead, we can lower all of the following without draining the pool:

  • Calcium Hardness (CH)
  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • Nitrates
  • Borates
  • Salt
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Algaecides
  • Phosphates
  • Bacteria and Viruses
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

 

The benefits of using the Puripool Process are numerous. Since the water level never changes in the swimming pool, the potential for structural damage is non-existent, we can conserve up to 85% of the water in the pool, we guarantee calcium levels lower than tap water and since you can swim in the pool while the pool is being filtered, there’s no downtime! We can achieve this by bringing our mobile filtration trailer to your home or commercial property. The trailer is equipped with Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes that have the ability to give you the best quality of water to swim in. It also helps with itchy eyes, dry skin and overall it is a much more fun swim experience because the water is softer.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Weber Pools can help you with water chemistry issues, call us today at 817-481-7665. We proudly offer the Puripool Process to swimming pool owners in the Dallas area, Austin, San Antonio and parts of Oklahoma!

How Calcium Destroys Your Swimming Pool

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High levels of Calcium Hardness will damage your pool

If you live in the Dallas area dealing with Calcium Hardness in your fill water can literally destroy your swimming pool’s interior finish, tile, and equipment. Calcium is naked to the human eye when you look at the water (unless it’s at night with your pool light on) but it can definitely be seen along the water tile line, on decorative fixtures, waterfall spillways and on your swimming pool equipment. If you have a salt chlorinator you will also see it scale the electrode plates as well. Unfortunately, when building a swimming pool or buying a house that has a pool this is the one subject that isn’t talked about very much but it should be. If you live in Texas and Oklahoma where there are high levels of calcium 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 in areas that suddenly turn your backyard paradise into a nightmare.

When this happens you might have to spend a lot of money on removing the calcium from the tile, spillways etc. but it is imperative that you change out the water as well. 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.

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

Calcium – 760 ppm

Total Dissolved Solids – 5504 ppm

CYA – 300 ppm << this is extremely high and if you want to learn more about CYA and its harmful effects, CLICK HERE!

After recycling this swimming pool for 16 hours and saving 85% of the water we achieved the following results…..

Ending Water Chemistry

Calcium – 140 ppm

Total Dissolved Solids – 760 ppm

CYA – 20 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

Now Selling Inline Reverse Osmosis Filtration

Commercial Inline RO Filtration

Weber Pools is now selling custom Inline RO Water Purification Systems for both commercial and residential properties.

Many of our customers and followers know that Weber Pools offers The Puripool Process which is a mobile filtration service for both residential and commercial swimming pool owners. This is a mobile service that we have been offering swimming pool owners in Dallas, San Antonio, and Oklahoma for the past five years. Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration is the most efficient way to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, CYA, phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. Now, we are proud to offer this similar service only it’s not mobile. We are now installing inline RO filtration systems for both residential and commercial swimming pool owners.

If you want to experience the best water quality for your bathers and keep your water chemistry in compliance, install an inline RO filtration system today!

Benefits of Inline RO Systems

  • With an inline RO system plumbed directly to the swimming pool filtration system you are able to control the minimum and maximum TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in the swimming pool. This is vital to most commercial swimming pools because they are regulated by the state.
  • The ability to control water quality will prolong the life of plaster and negates the need for a drain and refill to address unsafe water quality.
  • Chemical levels can be much lower and still provide a safe and sanitary pool.
  • Waterborne disease and the possibility of sick swimmers are a very real concern and can (and do) provide the ability for extremely bad press, as well as consumer scare. With RO you can have excellent water quality all the time.
  • Less damage to pool equipment and decreased visual impact of calcium scaling to the pool waterline tile and decking areas.
  • General sanitization is greatly improved.
  • No downtime because there is no need to drain and refill a swimming pool

We are able to supply any size RO system for your residential or commercial property. If you are curious about these systems or how they can benefit you, your residents and your guests, contact us today to learn more. We would need to gain more information from the property to provide a quote on the system and installation.

How To Lower Calcium Hardness and TDS Without Draining The Pool

 

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The Benefits of The Puripool Process

Reverse osmosis was first observed in the mid-1700’s and has been used successfully since the 1970’s to treat water. When it comes to swimming pools, pool covers can help with evaporation, but if you live in areas where the water is hard, you will need to change out your water every couple of years. Our technology can conserve up to 85% of the water in the swimming pool, which makes it an effective solution to a typical drain and refill.  Draining pools waste an average of 20,000 gallons of water and use another 20,000 gallons of water to refill-there is a better way!

At Weber Pools, our mobile filtration trailer utilizes Reverse Osmosis to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), salts, phosphates, Cyanuric Acid (CYA) and other contaminants from the swimming pool. The trailers are completely self-contained and run on their own power. Two hoses come from the trailer and one is attached to a pump that takes water from the swimming pool into the trailer. The water is pre-treated before it contacts the RO membranes and then pure water is returned to the swimming pool. Depending on the initial TDS reading, we can predict how long the process will take to lower the TDS and calcium levels to below what can be obtained from the tap. There is no downtime during the process and the surface of the swimming pool is never exposed.

Just last week we processed a 10,000-gallon above ground swimming pool and want to share the results with you.

Initial Chemistry

Calcium Hardness – 750 parts per million (ppm)

Total Dissolved Solids – 3750ppm

CYA – 80ppm

After filtering this swimming pool for 8 hours we were able to leave them with the following ending chemistry that is better than Dallas tap water.

Ending Chemistry

Calcium Hardness – 150ppm

Total Dissolved Solids – 800ppm

CYA – 0ppm

This service allows us to provide the best solution to remove Calcium Hardness and Total Dissolved Solids from all swimming pools, residential or commercial. As pool water evaporates and time passes, your relaxing, inviting swimming pool becomes more work to maintain and the water becomes less sanitary.

In less than a day (residential pools), our mobile filtration unit will lower or remove the Total Dissolved Solids, Calcium, excess Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid), Phosphates, Nitrates, Viruses, etc. We will give you back a clean, healthy pool; all while conserving nearly 85% of your existing water. Your pool will be as pure as if you had filled it with bottled drinking water!

If you are interested in swimming in the best water quality today, contact us now to schedule an appointment!

 

Commercial Swimming Pool Water Refresh With Puripool!

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In Dallas, commercial swimming pool water is highly regulated. It’s regulated for your safety and to keep Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and Cyanuric Acid (CYA) from getting too high and to make sure you are swimming in the best water quality. Trust us when we say, these regulations are for your safety especially with the number of bathers and high risk for waterborne diseases like crypto! So at Weber Pools, we would like to introduce you to Commercial Swimming Pool Water Refresh! It literally is exactly what it sounds like, we come to your commercial swimming pool and refresh the water!

How Do We Do This?

Well, we use a service we have already been providing in a slightly different way. We will come to your commercial swimming pool with our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer and we recycle the pool water for 12 hours. During this time we will lower Calcium Hardness (CH), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases to keep your pool looking great. The price of this service is $250.00 and we will lower all those levels as much as they will come down in a total of 12 hours.

Why Do You Need This Service?

As a commercial swimming pool owner, you will need this service because it will help you stay in compliance, it will keep your calcium levels down. It will also help prevent your TDS and CYA levels getting to a point where the city would shut you down. It will also keep better quality water in your swimming pool at all times.

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About Weber Pools Puripool Service

The Puripool Process is more convenient, less wasteful, and puts cleaner, safer recycled pool water in your pool without exposing your plaster or pool shell to air and potential damage and this process is normally complete in less than 24 hours. The Puripool purification process pulls water from your pool and uses reverse osmosis, ultraviolet light and ozone to scrub your water clean and returns pure bottled quality water to your pool. Our Puripool process removes chemicals and impurities like cyanuric acid, phosphates, TDS, viruses, bacteria, allergens, calcium and other hard water minerals without the use of harsh chemicals that could be dangerous to pets and children and hard on pool components. Our process is so safe you can swim while we clean and polish your water and it saves about 85% of the water.

If you should have any questions about the commercial swimming pool water refresh, contact us today!

What Is Calcium Hardness In Your Swimming Pool?

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There is some confusion in the swimming pool industry in regards to how much calcium is necessary for your swimming pool. If you have a new swimming pool having some calcium in the water is vital for the integrity of the liner (about 200 parts per million) but the challenge arises when calcium levels get too high. The latter is one of the biggest problems you will face as a swimming pool owner because too much calcium will destroy your swimming pool. When you first build a swimming pool, the liner needs to cure and calcium is necessary for that but after that, it becomes for problematic when the levels rise. Our fill water in the Dallas area is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. The levels coming out of the tap is about 300 parts per million (ppm) and recommended levels for a swimming pool are between 200 and 400 ppm. But, what happens when those levels get above 600ppm? In our latest blog post, we want to highlight why keeping track of your calcium hardness levels is crucial to protecting the lifespan of your investment.

As your water evaporates (up to an inch a day during the summer time) the hardness minerals (calcium, magnesium, and others) remain in solution and rise in concentration. As this happens calcium will begin scaling your tile, the liner of the pool, filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. You will notice a thick white chalk looking substance everywhere. This isn’t easy to remove and once it starts it will only increase and become more challenging to remove. This scaling will take life off of your swimming pool, your filtration equipment and be a nightmare to look at. If the scaling is visible chances are you will need to hire a company to come out and remove it. This can be a costly procedure and that’s why we recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every two years. This can keep calcium hardness levels to a minimum, it can prevent calcium buildup and it will increase the lifespan of your investment.

At Weber Pools, we recommend recycling your swimming pool water using our mobile filtration system. It’s a mobile trailer that is equipped with Reverse Osmosis filtration to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid and so much more to give you the best water quality in your pool. It will conserve up to 85% of the existing water in your swimming pool. You will have no downtime with your swimming pool and if you use this service every two years you will keep calcium levels low but enough to maintain the integrity of your liner. Your swimming pool water will be more fun to swim in and your filtration equipment will thank you. If you’re interested in learning more as to why this is a service you will want to use, contact us today!

Can You Recycle Swimming Pool Water?

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The simple answer to this question is yes! The other question would be why would you need to recycle swimming pool water? The answer to these questions and how we do it will be answered in this blog post. If you have a swimming pool this is a service you will definitely want to know more about. It will save you time, money and swimming in pools with recycled swimming pool water are a lot more fun.

As a swimming pool owner, due to evaporation, you will need to add water to your swimming pool from time to time. During the long hot summer months, the amount of water you will be adding will increase due to increased evaporation. Our water in the Dallas area is loaded with calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals. When you introduce this water into your swimming pool, the hardness content in the water will increase. It increases because as water evaporates, the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up. Unfortunately, as these minerals build up they will start scaling your tile, the liner of the swimming pool, filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. Soon, your backyard paradise will be covered with calcium flakes that can be extremely hard to remove. With that being said, to help combat this problem, we recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every two years at a minimum. This will help prevent excess calcium buildup, struggles with maintaining proper chemistry in your swimming pool and most importantly your swim experience will be much better because of the feel of the water.

At Weber Pools, we offer a mobile filtration trailer that is equipped with six sets of Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes that can filter calcium, magnesium, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid, phosphates, salts and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. There are two hoses that come out of the trailer which continually feeds the swimming pool water into the trailer while the RO membranes lower the hardness. This process will return drinking quality water back to the swimming pool, the liner will never be exposed and you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed. This process will conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool and will give you the best water quality to swim in. The benefits of using this process will help extend the lifespan of your investment, will allow you to conserve much-needed water and give you a much better end product than a drain and refill. Not to mention, we can filter most residential swimming pools in less than a day.

If you’re curious to know more and how this service can help you, contact us today!

My Calcium Hardness Is High In My Swimming Pool, Now What?

Calcium hardness staining along the tile of a swimming pool

Calcium hardness staining along the tile of a swimming pool

If you own a swimming pool and live in an area with calcium in your tap water this blog post is going to be extremely informative for you. In the Southwest United States and into the areas of Texas, Oklahoma and beyond we deal with high calcium hardness coming out of our tap water. People will refer to their water as being “hard” when the calcium content is high, when magnesium and other hardness minerals are high and when total dissolved solids (TDS) levels are high. These levels will vary in quantities (referred to as parts per million) depending on who you talk to but it doesn’t take long for these numbers to increase. Every time water is introduced to the swimming pool these levels will increase and how they affect your swimming pool will be discussed.

As water evaporates in your swimming pool (up to an inch a day during the summer) the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase over time. As these levels increase, the calcium and other hardness minerals will scale on the tile, the liner, the spillways, the water features and filtration equipment of the swimming pool. It is truly an eye sore to look at not to mention the damage it does to your swimming pool. Please also keep in the mind that high levels of calcium hardness in your swimming pool can make it more challenging to handle in regards to proper chlorine levels etc. At this point, if you take a water sample into a store or test it yourself at home most people will recommend a drain and refill. Here are some of the pros and cons of a typical drain and refill:

Pros –

  • Relatively inexpensive
  • The water will be better than what you have now

Cons –

  • The water is still moderately hard from the tap
  • Exposure of the liner
  • 2-3 day process
  • Lost swim time

Whereas, if you consider recycling your swimming pool water instead we guarantee a much better end product. At Weber Pools, we offer a mobile filtration system that comes to you. The mobile trailer is equipped with Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration that returns drinking quality water into the swimming pool. The process is completely self-contained which means we run on our own power and we guarantee you better water than tap. The following are some of the pros and cons of the mobile filtration service:

Pros –

  • Water conservation – we conserve up to 85% of the existing water
  • No downtime – you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed
  • Drinking quality water in your swimming pool
  • The liner is never exposed
  • Soft water
  • Removal of waterborne diseases

Cons –

  • It is slightly more expensive than a drain a refill

Ultimately, this is a service that we provide in the Dallas area along with San Antonio and into Oklahoma. Our water is hard and you will deal with this problem every couple of years. We would like to have the opportunity to help you out by providing you with a better product than a drain and refill and help you to conserve water along the way. If you’re interested in learning more as to how this service can help you, contact us today!

The Calcium In My Swimming Pool Is High, Now What?

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Our mobile filtration trailer

Calcium hardness and swimming pools pretty much go hand in hand. Whether you are in the Southwest United States, The South or in the Texas area, dealing with calcium and other hardness minerals in our fill/tap water is something you’re going to need to deal with. Most swimming pool owners are aware that the pool needs some calcium hardness to keep the liner intact but with the hardness where it is in the Texas area, it isn’t uncommon to see calcium 5 times or more harder than what is recommended. So, the question becomes when this happens what should you do? This blog post will focus on those questions and it will explain what you can do about it without draining the swimming pool.

About every two years, Weber Pools highly recommends changing out the water in your swimming pool. Even though your water is clear and blue, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t loaded with contaminants and should be changed. The reason why this happens is as water evaporates in your swimming pool, calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase. Along with calcium hardness you will also notice that total dissolved solids (TDS), cyanuric acid (CYA), salts and phosphates will increase too. At any given time, pool professionals when these levels get too high, will recommend a drain and refill. As much as we would agree that the water needs to be changed, how you do it is what we would like to educate you on. We offer a mobile filtration trailer that comes to your residence or commercial property and we recycle the existing water in the swimming pool. We use Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower calcium hardness, TDS, CYA, phosphates, waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the swimming pool. The mobile trailer is completely self-contained, which means we run on our own power, it consists of 6 RO membranes to filter the water and two hoses which take water from the swimming pool into the trailer and the other returns the filtered (drinkable) water back to the pool. The following are some of the benefits of using our service:

  • We conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool
  • The liner of the swimming pool is never exposed
  • You can swim in the pool while the process is being performed
  • We can finish most residential jobs in less than a day
  • We give you a better end product than tap water

We’ve been offering this service for about 3 years in the Dallas area. We also travel in Oklahoma as well. So we ask that the next time someone recommends changing out the water in your swimming pool, that you call us instead. You will be much happier with the end product and the environment will thank you too!

How To Save Water With Your Swimming Pool!

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Drought conditions in Texas and Oklahoma have been in and out of the news over the last couple of years but there have been several occasions where drought news has been pretty prominent in Texas and Oklahoma recently. In Tulsa World, “Drought conditions intensified across the eastern one-third of Oklahoma last month and climatologists say that portion of the state could experience similar conditions in October. State climatologist Gary McManus said in a report released Sunday that moderate to severe drought increased from 14 percent to 19 percent in September.” With drought conditions returning to many areas of Oklahoma, Weber Pools wants to be your solution to being able to save a lot of water and make an huge impact on the drought situation. If you’re a homeowner with a swimming pool, you have the ability of making the largest water conservation act by not draining your swimming pool. With us, you have the ability of saving on average 20,000 gallons of water in less than a day and we want to share with you how that’s done.

Every couple of years, swimming pool water needs to be changed out because of high calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), and cyanuric acid levels. As water evaporates, calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up over time. As these levels increase, you will notice calcium staining on your water tile line, the liner of your swimming pool, water features, spillways and your pool filtration equipment. When this happens, most swimming pool professionals will recommend a drain and refill. As much as this is necessary, we have a better solution. At Weber Pools, we offer mobile filtration that comes to your home or commercial property and recycles your swimming pool water using Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes instead. This process lowers the following major concerns:

  • Calcium hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric acid
  • Phosphates
  • Salts
  • Waterborne diseases
  • So much more

We take water from your swimming pool into our trailer where six sets of RO membranes lower the hardness and drinking quality water returns to the swimming pool. Our process is completely self-contained, we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool, you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed, we give you a much better end product than tap water, we never expose the liner of the swimming pool and we are typically done in less than a day.

So this upcoming off season, we ask you to think twice before you drain your swimming pool. Save the water, help the environment and swim in a pool with much better quality of water. Interested in learning how, call us today!