Draining versus Recycling A Swimming Pool

With spring approaching and swimming pool season about to start, many residential and commercial swimming pool owners start the process of thinking about getting their pools ready for the season. Including in this is changing out the water in their swimming pools if their Calcium Hardness, TDS, or CYA levels are high. When this happens most pool owners will opt to drain and refill their swimming pool but at Clark County Pool & Lawn, we want to educate you on why this isn’t the best decision especially with the temperatures warming up.

If you own a swimming pool and live in the Las Vegas area, you’re going to have to deal with hard water. Our tap water is loaded with calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals and is one of the biggest reasons why swimming pool owners need to drain their swimming pools. In the Vegas area, the water coming out of the tap is roughly 400 parts per million (ppm) and higher. The recommended Calcium Hardness (CH) levels for a swimming pool are between 200 – 400 ppm and it isn’t uncommon for us to see CH levels as high as 1000 ppm and more in our pools. When this happens, you will notice calcium scaling on the water tile line of the swimming pool, interior finish, and water features if you have them. Visually this can be extremely devastating to see on the tile and decorative water features but it also ruins the interior finish of the swimming pool and your filtration equipment too. Based on the above information, with water this hard, it’s recommended to change out your water every couple of years.

At Clark County Pool & Lawn, we realize that this is an extremely common problem and have come up with a solution so you don’t have to drain your swimming pool anymore due to high hardness minerals. Concrete swimming pools which are the most common in our area are at high risk because you can easily crack the interior finish when the outside temperature is above 80 degrees and the finish is no longer wet.

Reverse Osmosis For Swimming Pools

That is why we have a much better option and use mobile Reverse Osmosis (RO) to lower the risk of ruining your investment and it will lower the following issues that most swimming pool owners deal with:

  • Calcium Hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Cyanuric Acid
  • Salts
  • Phosphates
  • Nitrates
  • Waterborne Diseases

In the end, utilizing Reverse Osmosis from our sister company Pure Pool Purification will give you better water quality to swim in, will take less time than a drain and refill, and prolongs the lifespan of your investment, Since the interior finish is never exposed, the risks are none. To learn more about this, please contact us today!