For the longest time the only solution to lowering Calcium Hardness (CH), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts and waterborne diseases was to drain the swimming pool and start over. Now, especially during times of a drought and extreme water conservation measures draining a swimming pool should be a thing of the past. Many people ask this question because an average size swimming pool in the Las Vegas area is 15,000 to 20,000 gallons so not only is that a lot of water to waste but it also requires another 15,000 – 20,000 gallons to fill it back up! With water conservation being discussed more and more, most people are looking for alternatives to everything they do. Thankfully, with your swimming pool, this is something you can do and we want this blog post to explain how we can recycle your swimming pool water and conserve up to 85% of it!
About every two years (sometimes less if you have a salt system) you should change out the water in your swimming pool. Due to our fill water which is loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals the hardness levels in your swimming pool gradually increase in concentration. This occurs because when swimming pool water evaporates, the hardness minerals remain in solution. When they get high in concentration you will begin to notice the following issues:
- Calcium scaling on the water tile line
- Calcium scaling on the interior finish of the swimming pool
- Hardness buildup on your filtration equipment
- Calcium scaling on spillways and decorative water features
- Potential increase in chlorine and other chemicals used
Trust us when we say, if you live anywhere in the Las Vegas area and have a swimming pool you are going to have to deal with this and if you start recycling your swimming pool water every couple of years it will make your life easier and will keep your swimming pool looking great. At Clark County Pool & Lawn (Pure Pool Purification), we use our mobile filtration trailer that is equipped with a Reverse Osmosis (RO) machine. We use RO to lower CH, TDS, CYA, phosphates, salts and waterborne diseases without draining it. In fact, we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool and we guarantee you better water than the tap too! This process is completely self-contained which means we run on our own power, we can typically complete a residential job in less than a day and since you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed there is no downtime. We also never expose the interior finish of the swimming pool, which is a great benefit to prevent cracking of the liner.
This service is very comparable in price to a drain and refill and you will love swimming in the pool when the process is done. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today to schedule an appointment!