In the Orange County area, our water is extremely hard. The importance of keeping Calcium Hardness levels low must be discussed to keep your pool not only looking great but your costs down!
To keep your calcium levels low, the simple answer would be to change out the water in your swimming pool every two years but there’s more than just that. If you live in our area and own a residential or commercial swimming pool, you are going to have to deal with rising calcium levels in your swimming pool! This is a common occurrence because our tap water is loaded with calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals. Since our fill water comes from the Colorado River via the Grand Canyon, it picks up all the limestone, which makes it extremely hard. This is a major issue for water fixtures in the home, glass areas, countertops, appliances and swimming pools too! As water evaporates in a swimming pool, the hardness minerals remain in solution, build up in concentration and cause the following issues:
- Increased calcium levels
- Increased Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels
- Calcium scaling on the water tile line, the interior finish of the swimming pool, spillways, and decorative water features
- Calcium scaling on filtration equipment, which can cause a decrease in lifespan
- The feel of swimming in hard water, which can make your skin feel drier and causes possible discoloration to bathing suits as well.
When this occurs (typically around 600ppm), you have the option to either drain and refill your swimming pool or recycle the water using our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration system. If you choose a drain and refill, keep in mind you will be filling the pool up with hard water again, the process can take up to 2-3 days for residential swimming pools and there’s always a risk of cracking the liner due to exposure. Whereas, if you choose to use our mobile filtration system, we guarantee Calcium Hardness levels lower than tap water, you can swim in the pool while the process is done, it takes less than a day, we conserve up to 85% of the water in the swimming pool and there’s no risk of damaging the liner because it’s never exposed during the process!
As a residential and commercial swimming pool owner, you should be concerned about the water you swim in and what that water will do to your swimming pool if left untreated. Please note, when scaling occurs on the tile, spillways and decorative water features it is expensive to remove. To prevent this from happening and excessive calcium damage to the plumbing you should change out the water in your swimming pool every two years. If you should have any questions about our mobile filtration service or how we can help you, please contact us today!