Are you trying to remove calcium from your swimming pool? Has a pool professional told you that it’s time to change out the water in your swimming pool because your calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), or cyanuric acid (CYA) levels are too high? If you own a swimming pool in the Los Angeles area where our tap water is extremely hard (loaded with calcium) you should get into the habit of checking your calcium hardness levels every couple of years. The tap water in our area is typically measured at 400 parts per million (ppm). This is on the higher end of what is recommended for your swimming pool. Typically, you will find the recommended levels of calcium hardness to be between 200-400 ppm. As your pool water evaporates, it won’t take long for these levels to climb and start to cause damage to your swimming pool. We hope this blog post gives you some insight on why this happens, what you can do about it and how to prevent it from coming back.

As stated above, when your swimming pool water evaporates which is at much higher levels during the summer time, calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase in concentration. When this happens, calcium will begin to scale your decorative tile, interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. Typically, as calcium hardness reach levels of 600 ppm and higher, scaling will occur however on water features it will happen much quicker. That’s why at Pool Water Recycling, we recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every two years using our Reverse Osmosis Mobile Filtration Trailer. This is a service that comes to your residential or commercial swimming pool and recycles your swimming pool water. With Reverse Osmosis we can lower the following issues:

  • Calcium hardness
  • TDS
  • CYA
  • Phosphates
  • Salts
  • Waterborne diseases
  • So much more

Depending on the size of your swimming pool, we can finish most jobs in the less than a day and we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in your swimming pool. This is why our service is a great alternative to draining your swimming pool. Water conservation is high in Southern California and due to drought conditions choosing to recycle rather than drain your swimming pool is going to be your best option. During the process, you can swim in the pool and we guarantee to leave you with water that is much better than tap. In fact, our water quality is the best and you can feel the difference too. Please keep in mind, we recommend using our service every two years to prevent calcium buildup. If you have a salt pool you might need to have it done more often.

If you’re curious to know more about this service, please contact us today to make an appointment!