Calcium scaling on decorative tile

If someone tells you to drain your swimming pool, you should really think twice before you do it. It’s dangerous, takes time and can cause damage to your interior finish. At Clark County Pool & Lawn we have an alternative to a typical drain and refill and hope this blog post informs you of why it is a much better decision. In the Las Vegas area, our tap water is extremely hard. Typically, the calcium hardness levels coming out of the tap are 400 parts per million (ppm) and higher. For swimming pools, the recommended level of calcium is between 200 – 400ppm which means when you fill up a swimming pool after draining it you are already on the higher end of what is recommended for your swimming pool in regards to calcium hardness.

In Las Vegas, our long and hot summers cause high levels of evaporation to swimming pool water. When this water evaporates the calcium remains in solution and gradually builds up in concentration. It’s not surprising to see calcium hardness levels near 1,000 ppm and higher. When this happens, calcium will scale the water tile line, the interior finish of the swimming pool, filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. Depending on how long you keep the water in your swimming pool before replacing it the more challenging and expensive to remove it from surfaces you can see. At this point, any pool professional will recommend a water change and that’s why we want you to be aware of how you can use Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to recycle instead of draining your swimming pool!

Clark County Pool & Lawn utilizes a mobile filtration trailer that uses RO filtration to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), cyanuric acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the swimming pool. Our service comes to you, most residential swimming pools can be processed in less than a day and we conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool. Our guarantee is to give you better water than tap and since the water level never changes in the swimming pool you never have to worry about the risk of cracking the liner of the pool. Once you swim in a pool with recycled swimming pool water you will notice a difference in the look and feel of it. We literally bring pool water back to life and we recommend using this service every two years to prevent calcium from building back up.

If you’re curious as to how this service works or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today!