Unfortunately, just swimming in your pool every day isn’t going to keep it clean and safe. Taking care of your backyard investment goes far beyond just making sure you have adequate levels of chlorine and a balanced pH. Most people think that as long as you have chlorine in your pool and the water is being filtered daily then it will always be ready to swim in. As much as we can’t fault you for thinking this way, you are also going to have to deal with calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), phosphates, cyanuric acid (CYA), waterborne diseases and so much more. When any of the above levels get high or if a waterborne disease is present, it changes everything. That’s why we want this blog post to inform you on ways you can keep your swimming pool ready to go all year round.

When it comes to keeping your swimming pool clean, brushing the steps, benches, and liner of the pool is a great place to start. You will also need to skim out all debris from the top of the pool, vacuum when necessary, and empty out the skimmer basket and pump basket. Removing debris from the swimming pool can help prevent phosphates from forming and making sure your skimmer and pump basket are clean help with proper circulation in the swimming pool. Keeping adequate amounts of chlorine is vital to prevent algae from growing and monitoring your pH is important for the following reasons:

High pH

  • Causes scaling
  • Water becomes cloudy
  • Eyes and nose burn along with dry and itchy skin

Low pH

  • Water will dissolve the plaster
  • Metal will corrode
  • Chlorine will evaporate more quickly

Typically, you will want your pH to be in the range of 7.2 and 7.8. On top of all this, you will also need to monitor your calcium hardness, TDS, and CYA levels too. As these levels increase it can be extremely challenging to take care of your swimming pool. Calcium will stain your tile, spillways, liner and decorative water features. High CYA levels will lock up chlorine and its effectiveness will decrease which leads to algae growth. The presence of a waterborne disease will cause intestinal issues if water is swallowed and can’t be removed with just chlorine. With all that said, what can you do to make sure you keep these levels in check and to have great quality of water in your swimming pool? The answer is recycling your swimming pool water using Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration. You will still need to add chlorine (unless you have a salt system), you will still need to balance your pH and you will still need to filter your water daily but it will make your job much easier.

As you lower hardness and CYA levels in your swimming pool, chlorine will work more effectively, pH is easier to monitor and most importantly your water will be much more fun to swim in. At Pool Water Recycling we offer mobile filtration that comes to your swimming pool and recycles your water. RO filtration will lower calcium hardness, TDS, CYA, phosphates, salts and also remove waterborne diseases. It will also make your water softer and more fun to swim in. This service is available to those located in the Santa Ana, California area. We come to your residence or commercial property and do all the work for you. With our service, you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed and we will also conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the pool. If you want to have an opportunity to swim in drinking quality water, use fewer chemicals in your pool and spend more time swimming, then contact us today to learn more!