If you own a salt system and have a swimming pool in the Las Vegas area or anywhere in the Southwest United States where calcium levels are high, you’re going to want to make sure you read and understand this blog post. Simply put, most salt systems can’t handle calcium hardness levels higher than 400-600 parts per million (ppm).  At those levels it means scaling has occurred on the electrode plates, the calcium content is already too high for the salt system and it will no longer produce chlorine for the swimming pool. This is common in Las Vegas because the Calcium Hardness (CH) level coming out of our tap water is 400ppm and higher! Because of this, you will need to change out the water in your swimming pool regularly. This is something we recommend every two years and depending on what type of salt system you have if you want it to work than it might need to be changed out every year! We understand it can be extremely frustrating especially after you spent money on a new salt system and that’s why we recommend recycling your swimming pool water using our mobile filtration trailer which uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower the following issues:

  • Calcium Hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • Salts
  • Phosphates
  • Waterborne Diseases
  • So much more

Filtering your swimming pool water with our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer gives you drinking quality water in your swimming pool. It also means it is by far the best quality water not only for your swimming pool but your salt system too! To keep your salt system functioning optimally you will need to keep scale off the electrode plates and your calcium levels much lower than on a chlorine pool. If not, the system will not function correctly and you will need to treat your swimming pool water using chlorine. There are salt systems that can handle higher levels of calcium hardness and at Clark County Pool & Lawn we are familiar with which ones. Salt systems are extremely popular especially because they make your pool water feel better! Please note, if you are looking to install a system please call us first and if you want to keep it functioning properly, using our RO mobile filtration system can save you a lot of headaches!


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