What exactly does it mean that water is hard? It’s a term frequently used to describe pool water as well as tap water in general but most individuals don’t understand where it comes from and why it is used to describe it. Ultimately, the word “hard” is an easy term to use when describing calcium, magnesium, iron and other hardness minerals that is in our water. Our tap water in Southern California comes from the Colorado River which carves its way through the Grand Canyon, which is loaded with limestone and other minerals. This causes our water to be hard and why we have so many issues with our appliances at home, hard water spots when we park our cars near sprinklers and most importantly our swimming pool! As a swimming pool owner whether you have a residential or commercial pool you must be concerned with calcium hardness and total dissolved solids when dealing with water hardness. It’s these factors that play a role in when it’s time to change out the water in your swimming pool.

In an earlier blog post, we talked about the differences between calcium hardness and total dissolved solids. It’s key to determine what you are testing for, how you’re going to test for those numbers and at what point you should think about changing out the water in your swimming pool. Ultimately, higher levels of calcium hardness (above 600 parts per million) is a point in which you should start thinking about changing out the water in your swimming pool. It’s at this point that calcium staining on the water tile line, the liner of your swimming pool and deposits on your filters and motors occur. It can turn your backyard paradise into an eyesore when you see calcium on your tile and decorative water features. Not to mention, the cost to remove it! So, as a swimming pool owner it is vital to be proactive and change out the water in your swimming pool every two years! But, there’s a drought in California so what should I do with all this water? The simple and easiest decision is to recycle it and we can help you.

At Pool Water Recycling, we own a mobile filtration trailer that is equipped with Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration that can come to your residence or commercial property. We are equipped with various hose lengths to reach any pool, which allows us to filter your swimming pool water through our mobile trailer and return it with drinking quality water. RO technology can filter and lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid (CYA), phosphates, waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the pool. It conserves 85% of the water in the swimming pool, you can swim in the pool while it’s being filtered and you are left with much better what than what is coming out of our tap in the Santa Ana area! As a swimming pool owner, changing out your water is extremely important so why not recycle it, do your part in water conservation and give yourself the gift of high quality water? If interested in learning more, call us today so we can prolong the lifespan of your investment!