Reverse Osmosis To Lower Calcium Hardness, TDS, and CYA

When it comes to owning a residential and commercial swimming pool other than keeping it clean and monitoring water chemistry, familiarizing yourself with Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and Cyanuric Acid (CYA) should be a priority especially if you live in the Las Vegas area. Our tap water is loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals and it will cause Calcium Hardness (CH) and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels to rise. If you use liquid chlorine in your swimming pool that will cause TDS to rise and if you happen to use chlorine tabs (which are extremely common) that will cause your CYA levels in your swimming pool to increase. Any and all of these issues can make owning a swimming pool more challenging and that’s why at Clark County Pool & Lawn we want to educate you on what you should do when any of them get higher than what is recommended. In a recent article, the type of sanitizer you use was discussed because you should know if it will either make your CYA or Calcium Hardness levels rise. It might not seem that important but this is a huge choice that affects how your water chemistry changes.

The following are normal swimming pool industry-standard levels:

  • Calcium Hardness: 200 – 400 ppm (the water in Las Vegas is usually harder coming out of the tap)
  • Total Dissolved Solids: less than 3000 ppm
  • Cyanuric Acid: 30 – 50 ppm (if you own a salt chlorinator refer to the manual as these numbers can be higher)

So, what happens when any of the above levels get higher than what is recommended? Most pool professionals will recommend a drain and refill which will definitely lower the current levels in your pool but might cause other problems for you and most importantly won’t lower your Calcium Hardness levels to the recommended levels.

Clark County Pool & Lawn offers pool water recycling which is the best alternative to a drain and refill. This service tackles hard water and prevents you from needing to drain your residential or commercial swimming pool. Since this service is mobile, it comes to your residential or commercial swimming pool and recycles the water onsite. It uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower Calcium Hardness, TDS, CYA, phosphates, nitrates, salts, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. This means no downtime and much-needed water conservation!

In the end, draining a swimming pool is extremely dangerous and a huge waste of water. Using our system will give you, your family and all the bathers in a swimming pool the best water quality to swim in. The water will not only look better but it will feel better too! To learn more about this service, why it’s the smarter decision and to book an appointment today, contact us!