Alternatives To Draining Swimming Pools

Fall might be coming soon, but the high temperatures in the Las Vegas area definitely stick around a little longer than most places in the United States. One of the biggest benefits to this is a longer swim season and a much shorter amount of time without using your swimming pool. However, with longer summers and continued warmer weather, it can definitely make managing your swimming pool harder. Whereas in another month or so our temperatures will begin to cool down and draining a swimming pool is much more common if your water is hard. Hard water refers to high levels of calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals that are in our tap water. Over time, typically every two years, when the water gets harder and harder in the swimming pool most pool professionals will recommend draining it when the temperatures fall below 80 degrees. At Clark County Pool and Lawn, we want to give you the best alternative to draining your pool and we hope this blog post explains why our solution is much better!

We operate a Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer that comes to your residential or commercial property and recycles your swimming pool water instead. This process is a great alternative to a typical drain and refill because it allows for water conservation and gives you a much better end product. As many of you know Las Vegas has some of the hardest water in the country that is why RO is a much better solution to a drain and refill. Typically, when pools need to be drained, it is probably for any of the following reasons:

  • High Calcium Hardness
  • High Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • High Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • High Phosphates
  • High Salts
  • High Nitrates
  • Presence of a waterborne disease

During the summer, when evaporation occurs, calcium and other hardness minerals will remain in solution, gradually build up in concentration, and start to scale the water tile line, the interior finish of the swimming pool and your filtration equipment. Since draining a swimming pool in the heat of the summer can cause major damage to your interior finish, fall and winter is usually the time where swimming pool owners will change out the water. That’s why we want you to think twice about draining your pool because with our service, we come to you, we process the water using RO filtration and our end product is much better than tap water. Our service can be performed in less than a day for most residential swimming pools, the interior finish of the pool is never exposed and we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool! We promise your swim experience will be much better because we provide you with drinking quality water.  So, if it’s time for you to change out the water in your swimming pool, call us today to learn more about how this service can help you and your swimming pool!