Reverse Osmosis Mobile Filtration For Commercial Swimming Pools!

A commercial swimming pool that is being used while the filtration process is being performed!

A commercial swimming pool that is being used while the filtration process is being performed!

Last year, we 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 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 buildup 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

 

Choosing The Right Contractor For Your Pool Remodel

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Have you been thinking about remodeling your swimming pool? Is this the year you make those changes you’ve been thinking about for quite some time now? Enjoying your swimming pool with friends, family, and others can be one of the most enjoyable summer experiences. Whether you are hosting a party, a barbecue, using your pool for exercise or even for relaxation showing it off and making sure your investment lasts and you get what you paid for should be your number one concern. We are aware of this at Weber Pools and there are things that we want to share with you in this blog to help you make the right decision.

Whether you are looking to refinish your pool, or do a complete remodel or addition, Weber Pools can help. We can put together and implement a plan from start to finish no matter what the scope and size of the project is. Because of our sister companies and affiliations, we can cover all of the trades and keep it under one roof, with one payee and one supervisor. We are uniquely situated to complete your entire outdoor living project in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Whatever you are looking for, we can help. We recently handled a commercial swimming pool remodel that we would like to highlight with you as well as a few unique details that we discussed with our customer.

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One of the most important keys that we feel separates us from other companies is we do our best to make as many suggestions as possible to improve your purchase. For example, we installed a rust-resistant diving board to keep it looking new. It might seem like something simple but most people aren’t aware that you can buy one nor the importance of needing one. It’s our job to educate the customer and to make sure we think of all the options to make the swimming pool great! That’s why we completed this swimming pool with travertine coping, tropics blue mini pebble plaster, and glass tile. Contact us to learn more about why these decisions were made.

When it comes time to making a decision on a pool remodeling company, we know there are many different companies you can hire. Ultimately, Weber Pools has many years of experience in servicing and constructing swimming 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 can also be hired for pool remodels, backyard fireplaces and so much more!

Please keep in mind, we also work with our clients directly in maintaining and servicing 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. Remember, purchasing a remodel is just the beginning. Maintaining it with a quality company can help prolong the lifespan of your investment. If you are curious to know more, contact us today!

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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?

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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!

Commercial Pool Service In Texas

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There are numerous amounts of commercial swimming pools in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. Whether you have an apartment complex, water park, public pool or community swimming pool the importance of keeping it clean and ready to swim in is always the primary goal for any commercial swimming pool property owner/manager. The biggest key in all of this is realizing that anytime you have a large amount of swimmers you are always going to have to be prepared for issues with water quality. At Weber Pools, we specialize in taking care of commercial swimming pools and we want this blog post to inform you on why we are the easiest choice for you when looking for someone to take care of your pool.

Due to the amount of swimmers you’re going to need to do your due diligence when hiring a company to take care of your pool. It isn’t always the easiest to find but we want to inform you on what you can do to make it easier. The following are questions you can ask when doing your initial research:

  • Do you currently take care of any commercial properties
  • How long have you been in service
  • Do you have any testimonials we can read
  • What licenses and insurance do you carry
  • What makes you different
  • How many different people will be taking care of our property
  • What makes you different from other pool maintenance companies

Weber Pools Commercial monthly pool service covers the Dallas/Fort Worth and Plano areas, and includes the cost of service, as well as all of the additional costs that would normally occur as the result of standard pool upkeep (filter cleaning/backwash, chemicals, conditioning, etc). In addition, there are no hidden costs that will arise aside from unexpected repairs that are unfortunately out of our control. We have set up our bids this way so that budget projection will be less of a headache.

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.

A commercial swimming pool that is being used while the filtration process is being performed!

A commercial swimming pool that is being used while the filtration process is being performed!

Please also keep in mind that Weber Pools owns and operates a mobile filtration Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration trailer that comes to you. This is something that we truly believe sets us apart from everyone else. With this trailer we can lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), cyanuric acid (CYA) and so much more without draining the swimming pool. Commercial swimming pools are highly regulated for TDS and CYA levels. By using our mobile filtration trailer you can rest assured that you will remain in compliance and we can filter out any waterborne diseases that are common in commercial swimming pools too. As an added benefit, there is no downtime with this service which means you can swim in the pool while it is being filtered. This service gives you drinking quality water in your swimming pool and conserves up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool. If you’re interested in learning more about us or what makes us the smartest hire, contact us today!

Water Conservation in Texas

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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?

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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!

 

How To Extend Your Swim Season

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It is always that dreaded time of year when swim season is coming to an end. Depending on where you are, fall can be an exciting time for football season, cooler temps, holidays and so much more but if you’re a fan of summer and your swimming pool those days are pretty much numbered. It doesn’t take that much of a decrease in night temperatures to make a drastic change in how cool the water is to your comfort level. So with the upcoming fall season if you love to swim laps in your pool, have friends and family over for barbecues, or just enjoy relaxing in your pool we want to share a couple of ideas with you on how you can extend your swim season!

First and foremost, you can install a pool/spa heater or pool/spa heat pump. There are some distinct differences between each, which we will highlight for you. When it comes to pool heaters, they are the most popular option when it comes to heating your pool. They typically use natural gas or propane that heats the water that returns to the pool. The upfront cost is normally less but they will require the cost of propane or natural gas, which varies depending on where you live.

Pool/Spa Heater Pros and Cons

Pros 

  • Lower upfront cost
  • Heats the water quickly
  • Can work in any water temperature

Cons 

  • Higher run cost

Whereas with pool heat pumps, they deliver maximum energy efficiency and reliability. Heat pumps absorb free heat from the air and transfer it to the water, making the heating process ecological and cost-effective. Heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular with pool owners. This process doesn’t require natural gas or propane which lowers run cost drastically.

Pool/Spa Heat Pump Pros and Cons

Pros 

  • Lower run cost
  • Energy efficient

Cons

  • Higher upfront cost

Another option for you would be to purchase a solar pool cover. To keep your swimming pool warm without using gas, electricity or spending a lot of money this might be the best option for you. Please keep in mind that they must be used while the air temperature is still warm because they can keep the water warm longer but they will not raise the temperature. So, if the water is already cold and the temperatures are too, this will not be an option. During the day when the sun is hot and air is warm, this allows the pool water to get warmer. But, at night when the temperatures drop, so does the heat of the water. By having a solar pool cover this stops the heat from escaping your pool.

All of these options can help extend your swim season but it is ultimately up to you to look at costs associated with each. If you end up choosing a heater or heat pump we highly recommend going with Jandy Pro Series for reliability, price point, great customer service and warranty. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!!