Changing Out Pool Water Due To High Calcium and TDS

As a residential and commercial swimming pool owner in the Orange County area, you should familiarize yourself with when to change out the water in your swimming pool. At the end of the day, swimming pool water is filled with oils, salts, body fluids, sweat and various chemicals which makes it not as clean as most people think! That’s why there’s an importance on changing out your pool water every couple of years and we hope this blog post helps to explain why.

First many residential and commercial swimming pool owners will probably ask why would I have to change out the water in my swimming pool? Typically, most swimming pool owners will need to change out the water in their swimming pool for the following reasons:

  • High Calcium Hardness (CH)
  • High Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • High Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • High Phosphates
  • High Salts
  • Presence of waterborne diseases like Cryptosporidium (Crypto)

Depending on where you live there are a variety of factors why you would need to change out the water in your swimming pool. Typically, most pool professionals will recommend it because when the above occurs it will cause calcium scaling on the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. When scaling occurs it can make your pool tough to look at and it can be extremely costly to have it removed. CH in many parts of the country is present in the tap/fill water. When pool water evaporates, calcium will remain in solution and gradually build up in concentration. This will cause your TDS to rise too. Over time, as calcium scales on the interior finish and filtration equipment, it will take life off of your swimming pool and equipment.

To combat this problem and to alleviate some of the conundrums that we listed above, you can either drain and refill your swimming pool or recycle it water using our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration equipment. If you choose to drain your swimming pool it can take up to 2-3 days to perform this process for residential swimming pools (longer for commercial), there’s a chance you could damage the interior finish and you will be filling it up with moderately hard water again. Whereas, if you choose to recycle your swimming pool water it will leave you with drinking quality water conditions, it can be performed in less than a day and you can swim in the pool during filtration. Pool Water Recycling proudly offers this service to both residential and commercial swimming pool owners that are looking to keep better water in their pool and prevent excessive wasting of water. Our service will conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the pool and it will give you and your bathers a much better swim experience! To learn more about our service, please contact us today!