High Calcium, TDS, and CYA Causes Problems To Your Pool

Many people will tell you that owning a swimming pool is expensive. Between the cost of keeping it clean, the expensive chemicals needed to keep it clear and blue, as well as the issues that occur when a pump, motor, or filter break make owning a swimming pool expensive. What people don’t realize is what about our hard water? What about what happens when calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals start scaling the water tile line, interior finish, and your filtration equipment? What happens when it scales your water features and spillways? Trust us when we say, we know that when you bought a house with a pool or as a swimming pool owner you are like most and didn’t even think about this. That’s okay and that’s why we are writing about this today and why it’s a problem when you decide to keep hard water in your swimming pool for a long period of time.

First off, our water is hard in the Orange County area. It is loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals that destroy swimming pools if you don’t handle them correctly. In the industry, the standard levels of Calcium Hardness (CH) is between 200-400 parts per million (ppm).  Unfortunately, in our area, it is extremely hard to keep it within those numbers because our tap water is hard and when the water evaporates in the pool the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up in concentration. When this happens, scaling will occur along with potential staining and so much more. Literally, calcium will destroy your swimming pool and filtration equipment if left untreated. That’s why we want to educate you on what you need to do when levels get high!

When your levels get high (typically 600ppm and higher) it’s time to change out the water. A pool in Southern California should be drained once every 2-3 years, but there is an alternative….. Filter and Purify the Water with Pool Water Recycling.

With normal use and maintenance, your pool water accumulates particles that are so small they cannot be filtered or removed from the water by the normal pool filter. These are referred to as dissolved solids. Dissolved solids include dirt, bacteria, calcium, and other mineral hardness, residual chemicals, as well as human by-products. As more of these solids build up in your water, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain water chemistry, keep pool water clear, and keep algae under control. High calcium levels can even void your pool equipment warranty and leave unsightly white stains on your pool deck and tile.

Pool Water Recycling will remove these dissolved solids, conserve around 85% of the existing water and leaves the water as pure as bottled drinking water. This service is mobile which means it comes to your residential or commercial swimming pool. By using our service every 2-3 years it can help prevent heavy scaling which is expensive to remove.

To learn more about our service and how we can help you, please contact us today!