You will need to remove cyanuric acid from your swimming pool if the levels get too high! When it comes to keeping your swimming pool looking great, chlorine is the most important chemical in your swimming pool to keep it clear and free of algae but, the most common chemical used to prevent chlorine loss in swimming pools in cyanuric acid (CYA) which is a stabilizer/conditioner. During the long, hot summer months the sun’s ultraviolet rays destroy free chlorine but having the proper amount of CYA in the swimming pool can prevent this. Knowing that we hope this blog post educates you on why CYA is necessary but also what happens when those levels get too high in your swimming pool.
As explained earlier chlorine is extremely important to have in the swimming pool to prevent algae growth but it is also vital to maintain proper pH levels, phosphate levels, and calcium hardness levels if you want to keep your pool looking great. The bottom line is, if CYA is used properly it can reduce the cost of maintaining a swimming pool because it prevents chlorine loss and reduces the amount of chlorine needed to properly sanitize a swimming pool.
When it comes to proper amounts of CYA most pool professionals will tell you that the ideal amount of CYA is between 30-50 parts per million (ppm) but depending on how much direct sunlight the swimming pool gets, that number might need to be a little higher. Whereas, when the CYA levels rise above 100ppm, that can cause a fair amount of other problems too. The biggest issue when CYA levels rise above 100ppm is the effectiveness of chlorine because the higher levels tend to bind up the chlorine making it harder to kill algae and other bacteria. When this happens the only way to reduce CYA is to replace the water in the swimming pool which can be done by a drain and refill or using our mobile filtration system to lower CYA along with calcium hardness and total dissolved solids (TDS). If you have been following along with that we do, Pool Water Recycling offers Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration that comes to your residential or commercial swimming pool and recycles the water onsite. Draining a swimming pool can be extremely dangerous and if you choose to use our system we can give you drinking quality water in your swimming pool and conserve up to 85% of the existing water. Since the water level never changes, you can also swim in the pool while filtration is occurring.
In conclusion, we recommend routinely checking the water chemistry in your swimming pool for proper levels of chlorine, pH, CYA, calcium hardness, TDS, and phosphates. It is vital that all of these levels are maintained to prevent algae and another organism from growing in your swimming pool. If you should have any questions on how this service can help you, contact us today!