Living and owning a swimming pool in Las Vegas can be challenging due to our hard water. It is not uncommon for us to hear, “what does high levels of calcium do to my swimming pool?” With water coming out of our tap at 400 parts per million (ppm) and higher, it can make owning a swimming pool extremely challenging! Did you know that according to many in the pool industry the normal levels of Calcium Hardness in a swimming pool is between 200-400ppm? That means that when you fill up a swimming pool with our tap water you are already at the highest level of calcium. So, what exactly should you do? Well, at Clark County Pool & Lawn we have the solution and we hope this blog post helps to inform you on why having too much calcium in your swimming pool can destroy it!
Whether you swim in your pool, a friend’s pool or a commercial pool have you ever seen the white ring around the tile? Have you ever gotten out of the pool feeling dry or itchy? Have you ever wondered why your decorative water features are all scaled or why your salt chlorinator isn’t working? Well, as residents in Las Vegas, high levels of Calcium in our tap water is the problem and you must change out the water in your swimming pool on a regular basis or the expense of removing it will definitely hit your wallet hard. When pool water evaporates, the calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up in concentration. If you choose not to lower the calcium it will scale your tile, the interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways, decorative water features and your salt chlorinator if you have one. In fact, if you leave your water untreated it isn’t uncommon for us to see Calcium Hardness levels measured at 1500ppm and higher! That means, it will be more challenging to take care of your pool, scaling will occur which can take life off of your pool and equipment. If scaling is bad, hiring a professional to remove it can be extremely expensive.
That’s why we want to introduce you to our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer that has the ability to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the swimming pool. This process has the ability to give you much better water than tap and with water quality that is the best! Since we don’t drain the swimming pool this service can be performed all year round, It’s safe on all surfaces and conserves 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool. By choosing to use this service every couple of years you can prevent scaling on the tile, interior finish, and filtration equipment. It can also prolong the lifespan of your investment because of the better water. In the end, if you are looking to swim in the best water quality as well as water that is softer, contact us today to learn more!