High Calcium Hardness and Swimming Pools in Las Vegas Nevada
As a swimming pool owner in the Las Vegas and Henderson Nevada, we deal with high levels of Calcium Hardness and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in our pools. We deal with it because of our tap water in Las Vegas is loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals. Since we constantly fill up our swimming pools due to evaporation with this hard water it will cause problems to your swimming pool. If you own a residential swimming pool have you ever noticed the white ring around your tile or the scaling on your water features? Simply put, this is calcium and it will cause damage to your swimming pool.
Since we fill up our swimming pools with hard water, eventually it will increase in concentration. It rises in concentration because as pool water evaporates the hardness minerals remain in the water and gradually builds up in concentration. As the days, months and years go by eventually the water will get to a point where calcium scaling will occur on the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, saltwater chlorinators (if you have one), spillways and decorative water features. When this happens it can be tough to look at and even more challenging to remove. In the swimming pool industry, the normal levels of Calcium Hardness (CH) in water is between 200 – 400 parts per million (ppm) and TDS is recommended to be below 3000 ppm. In our area, it isn’t uncommon to see swimming pools with calcium levels over 1000 ppm and TDS over 5000 ppm. When that happens, most pool professionals will recommend a drain and refill. At Clark County Pool & Lawn, we recommend recycling the swimming pool water using our Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration system because we can not only give you better water than tap but we can also conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the pool as well.
We have been filtering residential swimming pools in the Las Vegas area for more than three years and have had incredible success with lowering Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, Cyanuric Acid, phosphates, nitrates, and so much more. We have noticed that by using RO filtration the water quality is much better and it leads to a much better looking swimming pool. If you’re interested in learning more about pool water recycling and how it can help you, please contact us today!