Water Quality and Swimming Pools

Swimming Pool Water Quality

Cryptosporidium and Swimming Pools

Do you frequent commercial swimming pools or pools with numerous bathers? If you aren’t concerned about the water you’ve been swimming in, you should be. Swimming in excellent quality water is always critical but just because the water is blue and clear to the naked eye doesn’t mean it’s always safe to swim in. Weber Pools is a premier Dallas pool service administered by a staff with decades of experience in the industry. We are a Certified Pool Operator that serves the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area. We are literally a one-stop-shop for all your pool needs — whether that consists of pool cleaning, repair or general pool maintenance. We specialize in both residential and commercial swimming pools. As for commercial pools, 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.

When it comes to quality, we take it very seriously. We pride ourselves on working with numerous commercial properties and we understand due to the number of bathers the risks are higher! Everyone who hires a service company always wants quality but this also pertains to the water as well. We are committed to our service and to make sure your steps, benches, and interior finish of your swimming pool are brushed and free of debris. Emptying the skimmer basket and pump basket along with skimming the surface of the pool to make it look clean always happens. If needed, vacuuming is also regularly performed. Next comes balancing your water chemistry and that means making sure there are adequate amounts of chlorine and balancing your pH and Total Alkalinity (TA) too. But even when all of these are done, it doesn’t mean that the water is safe to swim in. This is where things can get confusing because even when the pool looks great and the chemistry is correct, there still can be issues and they might not be detectable with standard water tests.

In commercial pool water have you ever noticed the number of time kids and even adults spend in the water without getting out? If this doesn’t make you think about the water you’re swimming in please note, the possibility of people urinating and defecating in the swimming pool is a strong possibility. With that said, here are some precautions you should always take when you are ready to swim:

  • Rinse off before and after you swim
  • Never drink the water
  • If you see someone urinating or defecating in the pool, let someone know and exit the pool immediately
  • If you feel sick after swimming (intestinal) call your doctor and get tested for waterborne diseases

Another way you can make sure you are swimming in the best quality of water is by having Weber Pools recycle your swimming pool water with our mobile filtration system (The Puirpool Process). We offer Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration for swimming pools. This process lowers Calcium Hardness (CH), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA) and removes waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. The Puripool Process provides your swimming pool with drinking quality water for swimming in. If you’re interested in knowing more or having us test your water, contact us today!

The Best Way To Recycle Swimming Pool Water

The Puripool Process

Changing Out Your Pool Water

Is your residential or commercial swimming pool water old or hard? Has any pool professional ever told you that your Calcium Hardness, TDS, or CYA levels are high and that it’s time to drain your swimming pool? If so, we hope this blog post answers the biggest question of why drain when you can recycle? 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 which is extremely high in Dallas during the summer, you will need to add water to your swimming pool fairly often. 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 regularly 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 increase in concentration. Unfortunately, as these minerals build up they will start scaling your tile, the interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways, and decorative water features. If you own a salt chlorinator it will also cause problems with those too. Soon, your backyard paradise will be covered with calcium scale 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 scale, 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. In summary, we recommend recycling your swimming pool water regularly with the Puripool Process.

At Weber Pools, we offer a Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer that can lower/remove calcium, magnesium, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, nitrates, 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!

How To Remove Calcium From Your Swimming Pool

Puripool in Texas

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!

Water Quality Issues With Commercial Swimming Pools

Commercial Swimming Pool Water Quality

Commercial Swimming Pool Water Quality

With summer here, school is out and we want to know if you frequent commercial swimming pools? If you do, have you ever questioned the water you are swimming in? Have you ever thought about how clean the water is or if the water chemistry is balanced? Remember, just because the water is blue and clear doesn’t mean it’s safe to swim in. Depending on how busy the pool you are swimming in will always determine the water quality. Chances are, the more bathers, the worse the water is.

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 are also aware of all the current and ever-changing health department swimming pool requirements and processes.

When it comes to commercial swimming pools, we know we have the experience and this has allowed us to not only take care of commercial swimming pools but also help them with their water quality. In the end, if you’ve ever swum in a big pool and noticed that many people stay in the pool for a very long time chances are they are using it as a bathroom as well. With this, sweat, body oils, and lotions the water will become cloudy. The water might even look “old!” Typically, in water parks or high-end resorts, you are going to deal with the factor of urine because most people will not get out of the pool which can make your eyes burn. These factors, along with increasing levels of Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, and Cyanuric Acid demand a water change. But do you really want to shut down your swimming pool?

The Puripool Process

At Weber Pools draining a pool isn’t necessary. The Puripool Process allows us to recycle your pool water onsite with Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration. This process will remove all of the above issues and bring your pool water back to life. You can even swim in the pool during filtration!

The Puripool Refresh Treatment

This is another service that Weber Pools offers. With this service, we will come out to your commercial property and recycle the water for 12 hours. It’s like a “tune-up” for your swimming pool and will help with water quality issues. This is a service that many properties utilize and we would love to share more with you.

If you are curious to know how this service will benefit you, contact us today because not only will you see the difference in your water, but you will feel it too!

 

Pool Maintenance in Dallas, Texas

Weekly Pool Service in Dallas

Weekly Pool Service and Maintenance in Dallas, Texas

Weber Pools is a premier Dallas pool service administered by a staff with decades of experience in the industry. We are a Certified Pool Operator that serves the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area. We are literally a one-stop shop for all your pool needs — whether that consists of pool cleaning, repair or general pool maintenance. Weber Pools has been operating in the DFW area and offering excellent pool service in Dallas TX for over 15 years. Our experienced staff has over 75 years of combined experience in delivering quality innovative services for our customers. We are a family-owned and operated member of the Performance Pool Group, a group of sister companies that allows us to take care of your pool needs from A-Z.

Now that it is summer, your pool water will warm up, it will have increased use and this makes finding a great weekly pool service company harder for you. Let’s be honest, we know that it can be challenging finding the time necessary to keep your pool water chemically-balanced and clean every week, and with our ever-changing weather, your pool water chemistry can be challenging to manage. That’s why caring for swimming pools and taking care of them is our business. Let us help you reclaim the joy and relaxation that comes with pool ownership. We also specialize 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.

One of the primary reasons people switch their pool service needs to Weber Pools is that we are always available when you need us. When problems inevitably arise, the Weber Difference is that we are always easy to reach and ready to respond when you need us. When it comes to a DFW residential and commercial pool service, we take that pool service to a higher level! This way you’re guaranteed to always be able to swim in a nice/clean pool. So, why would you want to hassle doing this on your own when a reputable weekly swimming pool company in Dallas is just a phone call away?

Ultimately, we are here for you and we would love to talk to you about your pool needs, offer you real solutions to meet those needs, while also saving you money. As pools become more advanced and technology-driven, the days of the old pool guy who showed up in flip flops and muscle shirts will be over. We believe we are a cut above most pool companies because we stay informed and educated about our industry. This is an important part of the Weber difference. Contact us today to learn more and let us who you the Weber Pools Difference!

Reverse Osmosis For Commercial Swimming Pools

Reverse Osmosis for Commercial Swimming Pools

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

 

Alternative to Draining Swimming Pools

Puripool Process in Dallas

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!

Lowering Cyanuric Acid In Your Swimming Pool

Lowering CYA Swimming Pools Dalls

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!

Pool Service In Dallas Texas

Weekly Pool Service Dallas Texas

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:

  1. Will I have the same person cleaning my pool each week?
  2. Do they come on the same day each week?
  3. How long has this person been servicing swimming pools?
  4. Are there any hidden costs associated with my service?
  5. What should I expect each week?
  6. What is the cost per month?
  7. 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!

 

Commercial Swimming Pool Regulations for Dallas Swimming Pools

Puripool Swimming Pools in Dallas

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.

Recycle swimming pool water in Dallas

 

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
  • Borates
  • Salt
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Algaecides
  • Sequestering Agents
  • Phosphates
  • 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!