Have you recently tested your swimming pool water or taken it into a pool store? Was your Calcium Hardness (CH), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), or Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels high? Did the pool professional recommend a water change? When any of those numbers are higher than the following:
- Calcium Hardness – 600ppm
- Total Dissolved Solids – 3000ppm
- Cyanuric Acid – 100ppm
pool professionals will recommend a water change! As much as we would agree, the way you should go about doing it is how we would disagree with most of them. Most will recommend a drain and refill and now that the temperatures are higher this can be dangerous. Not to mention it is a waste of water and our tap water in Las Vegas is very hard!
If it’s truly time to change out the water in your swimming pool you will have a couple of different options. First, many residential 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 CH
- High TDS
- High 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, salt chlorinators, spillways and decorative water features. When scaling occurs it can make your backyard paradise tough to look at and it can be extremely costly to have it removed. Calcium in Las Vegas is present in our 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 and it is expensive to remove.
To combat this problem and to alleviate some of the others issues that we listed above, you can either drain 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, there’s a chance you could damage the interior finish and you will be filling it up with moderately hard water again (around 400ppm). 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.