Lowering Calcium Hardness In Swimming Pools

When it comes to owning a residential and commercial swimming pool in the San Diego area you’re going to have to familiarize yourself with Calcium Hardness. Many homeowners aren’t aware of it as it relates to their swimming pool but if you have scaling on your faucets, showerheads, and countertops could you imagine what it is going on in your swimming pool? This is a frustrating issue once it happens, it is extremely hard to look at but also very hard and expensive to remove once it occurs.

Unfortunately, when individuals build swimming pools they are not made aware of this problem before it appears. Typically, you will see it on your water tile line, water features, and spillways first. If you have a salt chlorinator it also causes major problems. The other thing that the hard water will scale is your filtration equipment and motor. Over time, this will decrease the lifespan of your equipment and the interior finish of the swimming pool. This is a guarantee in all of San Diego County because we have some of the hardest water in the country.

As water evaporates in the swimming pool the calcium and other hard minerals remain in the pool. In the swimming pool industry, the normal levels of Calcium Hardness are between 200 – 400 parts per million (ppm). Specifically, in our area, we usually see hardness levels measured at 300 ppm and higher which means our water is already at the higher level that is recommended. So, what should we do?

The Puripool Process For Swimming Pools in San Diego

If you talk to many in the swimming pool industry they will tell you to drain and refill your swimming pool. Remember though that the hardness levels coming out of the tap in California where water is at a premium this isn’t a practice we recommend. That is why at Williams Water Purification we recommend The Puripool Process for both residential and commercial swimming pools. This is a mobile service that comes to your pool and recycles the pool water onsite using Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration.

The biggest key to our service is the fact that we are able to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, nitrates, and waterborne diseases without draining the pool. This is one of the biggest selling points of our service. There are numerous other benefits but if you want to swim in softer/superior water quality and try to prevent scaling using The Puripool Process is the best way to go. If you should have any questions about our service please contact us today!