Got High Calcium Levels In Your Swimming Pool, You’ve Got Problems

Puripool Weber Pools

Don’t Drain Your Swimming Pool, Recycle Instead With Puripool

When it comes to owning a residential or commercial swimming pool, there are many dangers of having high levels of Calcium Hardness (CH) levels in your swimming pool! When it comes to calcium in tap water there are certain places in the country that have much more than others. Dallas and San Antonio are definitely some of them. In those places, the calcium coming out of the tap water is on the higher end of what is recommended for a swimming pool but it’s important to note that swimming pools need a certain amount of calcium to keep the interior finish intact. It is when those levels get too high that challenges occur. For swimming pools, the standard and recommended amount of Calcium Hardness (CH) in the swimming pool industry are between 200 – 400 parts per million (ppm) but in our area, the calcium levels coming out of the tap is 300ppm and higher! The challenges for residential and commercial swimming pool owners is when calcium levels get too high in their swimming pool. When these levels continue to climb scaling occurs on the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, decorative water features, spillways, and salt chlorinators (if you have one). It can also be challenging to manage the water chemistry too! If you happen to have a saltwater chlorinator, high levels of calcium hardness will prevent it from functioning properly and if any of this occurs it can not only be tough to look out but also expensive to remove. So, swimming pool owners should think about changing out the water in their swimming pools every couple of years!

So what happens when calcium levels get too high? The simple answer is it must be lowered from the swimming pool water. At this point you can choose to drain and refill your swimming pool which takes 2-3 days, it can damage your interior finish and you will be filling it back up with Dallas’s hard water or you can recycle it using The Puripool Process.  At Weber Pools, we offer Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. This service puts drinking quality water back in your swimming pool and you can swim in the pool while it is being filtered. Not to mention, we conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool which is great for water conservation.

As a residential or commercial swimming pool owner, if you want to swim in the best water quality this summer the answer is simple…. Weber Pools is committed to providing you with not only excellent water quality but also water that is more fun to swim in. If you should have any questions about how our service works, please contact us today!

The Dangers of High Calcium In Your Swimming Pool

Dallas Puripool Weber Pools

High Levels of Calcium Hardness is Dangerous In Your Swimming Pool

There are many dangers of having high Calcium Hardness (CH) levels in your swimming pool! When it comes to calcium in tap water there are certain places in the country that have much more than others and Dallas, Texas is one of them. In our area, the calcium coming out of the tap water is 300 parts per million which are right in the middle of what is recommended for your swimming pool (200-400ppm). With that said, it’s important to note that swimming pools need a certain amount of calcium to keep the interior finish intact but when those levels get too high, a variety of problems can occur. The challenges for residential and commercial swimming pool owners is when calcium levels get too high in their swimming pool. When these levels continue to climb scaling occurs on the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, decorative water features, spillways, and salt chlorinators (if you have one). It can also be challenging to manage the water chemistry too! If you happen to have a saltwater chlorinator, high levels of calcium hardness will prevent it from functioning properly. Calcium levels rise in your swimming pool when evaporation occurs. When there’s evaporation, the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up in concentration. Over time a period of time (usually two years) scaling will occur and by now, your pool water should have been drained!

So what happens when calcium levels get too high? The simple answer is it must be lowered from the swimming pool water. At this point, you can choose to drain and refill your swimming pool (standard pool professional recommendation) which takes 2-3 days and could damage your interior finish or you can recycle it using The Puripool Process. At Weber Pools, we offer Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. This service puts drinking quality water back in your swimming pool and you can swim in the pool while it is being filtered. Not to mention, we conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool which is great for water conservation.

For residential and commercial swimming pool this should be your first choice because of the following:

  • Excellent water quality
  • The water feels better
  • Water conservation
  • No possible damage to the interior finish (the water level never changes)
  • No downtime
  • The water will be easier to manage
  • Less scaling (f you change out the water in your pool every two years)

Please note, our mobile filtration trailers will come to your residential or commercial swimming pool water and recycle it on site. Depending on the size of the swimming pool, most residential jobs can be done in less than a day. For commercial swimming pools, we offer a variety of services even a refresh.

If you are curious about how this service can help you, please contact us today!

What Is Calcium Hardness In Your Swimming Pool?

calcium_hardness

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?

11113817_1610596785850569_8592192797884970796_n

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!

Water Conservation in Texas

637393815-puripool-hero-tcm126-2121445

Mobile Filtration Trailer

According to a recent article in TribTalk entitled Taking The Long View On Water Conservation in Texas, “Utility customers in drought-afflicted areas in Texas have lately been faced with what appears, on the surface, to be a paradox: watching their water bills go up even as they use less.The immediate math is simple. When utilities encourage conservation, customers use less water, which means less revenue for those utilities. But what few utilities and officials — not to mention increasingly frustrated headlines in Texas and across the country — point out is that in actuality, customers who conserve water are using less to pay less over time.”

It wasn’t too long ago that Dallas and the entire Texas area was in a severe drought. Water conservation was at an all time high and everyone was extremely concerned about how they used water. We ended up getting a lot of rain which put us into the safe zone again but over the last few months a lot of discussion has been occurring again that is centered around water conservation. We need to be forward thinking and we need to be concerned about water conservation and water quality. At Weber Pools we are a full service swimming pool maintenance and repair company. We are also extremely concerned about our water quality and conservation efforts too.

In addition to all your backyard swimming pool needs we also offer The Puripool Process too. About every two years, it is recommended to change out the water in your swimming pool because of rising calcium hardness and total dissolved solids levels. Due to our water quality issues too this is something that every swimming pool owner should do every couple of years. Our service includes having a mobile filtration trailer that comes to you and is equipped with Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration membranes that lower these common swimming pool water issues:

  • Calcium hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric acid (CYA)
  • Salts
  • Phosphates
  • Waterborne diseases

By using high pressure RO membranes we are able to conserve approximately 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool, you are able to swim in the pool while the process is being performed, the water quality is drinking quality water and we guarantee you better than tap water when the process is done. The process can be done on most residential swimming pools in less than a day which also saves you time and money. In the commercial setting it is a great alternative because there’s no downtime and since we never expose the surface of the pool we also take all the risks away of damaging the plaster or any liner of the pool. This is a service that you will want to know more about and we ask that you think twice before you drain your swimming pool and call us instead!!

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

Our mobile filtration trailer

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!

Alternatives To Draining Your Swimming Pool

Calcium staining on the water tile line

Calcium staining on the water tile line

As fall is quickly approaching, it means football is in the air, cooler temps, holidays and so much more. It also means swim season is coming to an end unless you have a solar pool cover or a heated pool! This is also the most common time to change out the water in your swimming pool if you need to do so. This fall season we ask that if it is time to change out the water in your swimming pool that you recycle it instead of draining it and we hope this blog post helps explain why.

In the Dallas area, our tap water is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. This calcium, over time will gradually build up because as water evaporates, the hardness minerals remain in solution. As the calcium content increases, it will begin to build up on the water tile line, the liner of the swimming pool and your swimming pool filtration equipment. If you have water features and spillways it can be an eyesore to look at. It can even cause an increase in chlorine usage, which makes swimming in these pools a lot less fun because of burning eyes and itchy skin. When the water gets to this point, most pool professionals will recommend a water change in your swimming pool. As a swimming pool owner you can either drain it and refill it with our moderately hard tap water or you can call us to recycle the water using our mobile filtration instead. We use The Puripool Process and this service comes to you. This is a great service for both residential and commercial customers. We use Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower the following issues:

  • Calcium hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • Phosphates
  • Salts
  • Waterborne diseases
  • And so much more
pool-tile-before-comp

Calcium staining on the spa/pool spillway

We are able to conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool, the process is completely self-contained, which means we run on our own power, we give you a much better end product because you can drink the filtered water and you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed. This service will give you the best quality of water in your pool (better than tap) and since the liner of the swimming pool is never exposed, there’s absolutely no risk of cracking the foundation of the swimming pool. 

Weber Pools is committed to offering you the best quality of service in everything we do. We have a variety of services available for all of your backyard needs. In conclusion, we ask you to think twice this fall and winter before you drain your swimming pool. We guarantee you a great product that will make swimming in your pool much more enjoyable. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today at 1-817-481-7665.

Why We Chose To Be A Puripool Service Provider

IMG_1402

About three years ago we gave serious consideration to expanding our weekly service and maintenance business in the Dallas area. We specialize in wide variety of backyard needs but due to the drought and water quality issues we felt the need to expand our business so we bought our first mobile filtration trailer from Pure Water Industries in San Diego. The mobile trailer is equipped with a large Reverse Osmosis (RO) machine that has the ability to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), cyanuric acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, waterborne diseases and so much more. It runs on its own power and can filter residential or commercial swimming pools day or night because it’s insulated and no louder than an AC unit when it is running. We can finish most residential jobs in less than a day and you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed.

As a Puripool Service Provider, we felt it was a good addition to the Dallas/Oklahoma market because we have had drought issues and due to the high number of fiberglass and vinyl liner pools (which are dangerous to drain) we knew this was a smart choice. Our water coming out of the tap is well over 300 parts per million (ppm) and most swimming pool technicians and pool stores will start recommending draining your swimming pool when it gets to be 600ppm and higher. As your pool water evaporates, the calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution. When they build up, calcium will stain the tile, liner of your pool and your filtration equipment. At this point, you can drain it and refill it with moderately hard water or Weber Pools can come to your residence or commercial property and recycle it. If you choose to recycle your swimming pool, we will conserve up to 85% of the water and will leave you with drinking quality water in your swimming pool. Keep in mind, this process can be performed all year round, it never exposes the liner, which prevents possible collapse or cracking of the plaster, and the water quality will be much more enjoyable to swim in.

There has also been numerous issues with public pools and water quality. Specifically, the issue of waterborne diseases because individuals will urinate or defecate in the swimming pool. If this were to happen, it would be possible to filter our the most common waterborne disease cryptosporidium with our mobile filtration trailer, which not only saves the water but also time and money. For us, having the opportunity to provide swimming pool owners with a smart alternative and working with a great group of Service Providers all over the country made this an easy decision for us. So next time it’s time to change out the water in your swimming pool, call us instead so we can provide you with a much better service!

How Do I Get Rid of Calcium In My Swimming Pool?

13442650_1748241485419431_6689111055186177140_o

Calcium in our fill water in Texas and Oklahoma is pretty much the norm and even though swimming pools need a certain amount of it, depending on the liner, what happens when you 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 problems. Most pool professionals and websites 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 2 years.

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

  • Staining of your decorative tile
  • Staining of your liner
  • Calcium deposits on your filtration equipment causing a decreased lifetime
  • Calcium staining on your water features and spillways
  • Potential increase in chemical demand

When any of the above happens it can be an expensive proposition to clean this, 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 swimming experience 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
  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • Borates
  • Salt
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Algaecides
  • Phosphates
  • Bacteria and Viruses
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

IMG_1402

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 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!