Las Vegas Has Very Hard Water
Calcium is great for many things but not for your swimming pool if the levels get high. When it comes to Calcium Hardness (CH) in tap water, Las Vegas is higher than most other areas in the country. In fact, we have some of the hardest water in the United States. In our area, the calcium coming out of the tap water is higher than what is recommended for a swimming pool but it’s important to note that swimming pools need a certain amount of calcium to keep the interior finish intact but there are issues when it gets too high. For swimming pools, the standard and recommended amount of Calcium Hardness in the industry is between 200 – 400 parts per million (ppm) but in certain areas of the country, like Las Vegas, the Calcium Hardness coming out of the tap is 400 ppm and higher! The challenges for residential swimming pool owners is when calcium levels get too high in their swimming pool. When these levels continue to climb scaling occurs on the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, decorative water features, salt chlorinators, and spillways. It can also be challenging to manage the water chemistry too! Since our water is hard, it isn’t uncommon for us to see pools with CH levels of 1000 ppm and higher. When this happens, scaling will definitely occur and it will be tough to remove.
So what happens when calcium levels get too high? The simple answer is it must be removed/lowered from the swimming pool water. At this point you can choose to drain and refill your swimming pool which takes 2-3 days, it can damage your interior finish when temperatures are above 80 degrees and you will be filling it back up with your cities hard water or you can recycle it using Clark County Pool & Lawn’s Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer. We offer mobile filtration to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, nitrates, salts, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. This service puts drinking quality water back in your swimming pool and you can swim in the pool while it is being filtered. Not to mention, we conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool which is great for water conservation/drought-stricken areas like ours.
So, why bother fight with draining your swimming pool? Why not call us and let us do the hard work? In the end, wouldn’t it be better to swim in drinking quality water this summer? Trust us when we say, your pool will love us and so will you. Contact us today to learn more!