How To Lower TDS Levels in Your Swimming Pool

If you own a swimming pool in the Las Vegas area. you are going to need to familiarize yourself with the term Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). TDS is best described by, “the total amount of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume of water, expressed in units of mg per unit volume of water (mg/L), also referred to as parts per million (ppm).” In the swimming pool industry, TDS is directly related to the purity of water and is usually a number that is referred to when it’s time to change out the existing water in your swimming pool. Between calcium hardness and TDS, those are the two most common factors in the pool industry as to why changing out the water would be suggested by industry leaders.

Total Dissolved Solids come from organic sources such as leaves and silt, it can also come from fertilizers and pesticides too. Dissolved solids also come from inorganic materials such as rocks and air that may contain calcium bicarbonate. But, the most common place that these dissolved solids come from is our tap water. The water picks up many of these metals because of where it is sourced, which over time causes issues to the water tile line, the liner of the swimming pool, spillways, water features, and filtration equipment.

As water evaporates, all of these minerals remain in solution and slowly destroys the surface of the swimming pool but they can also make it harder to handle the water chemistry as well. With that said, it is highly recommended to change out the water in your swimming pool every 2 years. If you take a water sample into a pool store they will usually recommend changing out your water when TDS levels climb above 3,000 parts per million (ppm) and when calcium levels rise above 600ppm.

At Clark County Pool and Lawn we would prefer swimming pool owners to rely on Calcium Hardness (CH) numbers over TDS but we realize that not everyone in the swimming pool industry agrees with that. That’s why we offer an alternative to a typical drain and refill and a service that is great during drought conditions. We have a mobile filtration system that comes to your home or commercial property and recycles the existing water in your swimming pool using Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration. Some of the benefits of our mobile filtration system are:

  • Water Conservation
  • Lowers Calcium Hardness
  • Lowers TDS
  • Lowers Cyanuric Acid
  • Lowers Salt Levels
  • Doesn’t Expose The Surface of The Swimming Pool
  • Lowers Phosphates
  • Removes Waterborne Diseases
  • Lowers Nitrates

We can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in your swimming pool, you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed, it can typically be done in less than a day and we give you better water than what’s coming out of the tap. If you’re interested in learning more about how this system can help you with your swimming pool, please contact us today!