When it comes to using the word recycle, most individuals are familiar with recycling their newspapers, bottles, papers, boxes and various other products but what about water? Did you know that if you own a swimming pool, you can actually recycle the water instead of draining it? When it comes to recycling, this is a relatively new process but one that can save you time, money and a substantial amount of water. In the Southwest United States, our tap water is extremely hard. It is loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals. Since our water comes from the Colorado River, which carves its way through the Grand Canyon, it picks up these hardness minerals and causes issues to our faucets in the house, our shower heads, counter tops and even our swimming pools. Depending on the type of swimming pool you have along with water features will depend on where you will see calcium buildup over time. When water in your pool evaporates, especially in the summer time these hardness minerals remain in solution and rise in concentration. As these levels increase, calcium will begin to plate itself on your water tile line, the liner of your swimming pool, your pool filtration equipment, spillways and mostly along any decorative water features you might have.
Even though calcium is naked to the human eye in water, when these levels increase it becomes very noticeable in any of the above areas. When this happens, you’re going to be forced to pay someone to remove it, which can be costly and then you’re also going to need to do something with the water too. We have seen numerous people spend lots of money having calcium removed from their tile but don’t change out the water. If you choose not to change out the water, the calcium will return quickly. This is why we decided to start recycling swimming pool water using our mobile filtration trailer. This is a service that comes to you, the trailer runs on its own power, it’s completely insulated, which allows us to work day or night and you never have to drain your pool again. The mobile filtration trailer is equipped with 6 sets of Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes that can filter calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid, phosphates, salts, waterborne diseases and so much more. Since we are mobile, we have the ability to come to your home or commercial property and recycle your water onsite. We have the ability to take your swimming pool water into our trailer where the water is purified and then returned to the pool in a drinkable state. Depending on the size of the pool and amount of hardness minerals most residential jobs can be completed in less than a day. When the drinking water is returned to the swimming pool it gradually lowers the concentration of calcium and other hardness minerals. Our promise to you is to give you better than tap water, we will conserve on average 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool and you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed.
So the next time someone asks you if you can recycle swimming pool water, please think of us. Our goal is to conserve water, give you a great end product and prolong the lifespan of your investment. By using our service every two years, you can keep calcium levels from rising at a high rate, it can also prevent staining along your tile line and most importantly you can conserve on average 20,000 gallons of water every couple of years. If you’re interested in learning more about how this service can help you, contact us today!