Are you still using the traditional drain and refill method for cleaning your swimming pool?
Because swimming pool owners at home and commercial places are now using alternative methods of pool maintenance.
Traditional swimming pool cleaning has several disadvantages and environmental concerns that can’t be ignored any longer.
Especially, when a safe and scientific alternative like Reverse Osmosis for swimming pool cleaning exists.
Traditional swimming pool cleaning means chemical overuse and over-chlorinated water causes skin and eye irritation for swimmers and contributes to the formation of harmful disinfection byproducts (DBPs).
Reverse osmosis is a water-saving solution for those who want to save money, conserve water, and quickly and easily get their pool back to its enjoyable state.
At Williams Water Purification, a go-to swimming pool purification company in San Diego, we’ve extensive experience in providing pool purification and maintenance. To learn about our swimming pool filtration services, call us at 760-908-8896.
Or, you can keep reading to know what Reverse Osmosis is and how it is a safer and preferable method of swimming pool cleaning.
What is the Reverse Osmosis process of water purification?
RO water purification is a promising new way to treat swimming pool water. It has several advantages over traditional treatment methods, such as the ability to remove microbial contaminants, turbidity, and disinfection by-products (DBPs).
In this process, a combination of ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) is used for treating real swimming pool water after adding coagulants.
RO is a good option for removing DBP precursors without the need for powdered activated carbon (PAC). This is beneficial because PAC can be difficult to dispose of.
Here is how the treatment process works-
- Coagulants are added to the swimming pool water.
- The water is passed through a UF membrane, which removes larger particles.
- The water is then passed through an RO membrane, which removes smaller particles and dissolved substances.
- The treated water is returned to the swimming pool.
With the Reverse Osmosis process, we remove the dissolved solids from the water that can lead to problems.
And, we do this while saving 85% of the water!
Why prefer RO for swimming pool cleaning?
Swimming pool water is constantly exposed to contaminants from the environment, such as dirt, debris, bacteria, and algae.
These contaminants can make the water cloudy, unpleasant to swim in, and even harmful to swimmers.
Traditional methods of swimming pool cleaning, such as draining and refilling the pool do not remove all of the contaminants from the water.
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water treatment process that uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove dissolved solids and other impurities from water.
Here are some of the reasons why people are choosing RO for pool cleaning services.
1. Removes more contaminants than traditional cleaning
RO can remove major contaminants from swimming pool water, including bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and chemicals.
This makes it a more effective way to protect swimmers from health risks.
In the traditional refill process, at least 30 liters of water is required per guest and day to maintain stable water quality.
And the filtrate in the traditional cleaning system can still contain microbial contaminations.
Rather than traditional cleaning, RO cleaning is highly efficient at removing contaminants from the swimming pool.
2. Reduces chemical use
RO can remove chlorine and other chemicals from swimming pool water.
This can help to reduce the amount of chemicals that need to be added to the pool, which is better for the environment.
Chlorine is the most common chemical used to disinfect swimming pool water. However, chlorine can also be harmful to swimmers, especially in high concentrations.
There are several other chemicals that are commonly used in swimming pool water, such as bromine, cyanuric acid, and algaecides.
RO can also remove these chemicals from swimming pool water, which can help to reduce the amount of chemicals that need to be added to the pool.
RO purification creates a healthier and safer swimming environment.
It also reduces the environmental impact of swimming pool maintenance, as fewer chemicals will need to be disposed of.
3. Lowers calcium hardness and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Calcium hardness is the amount of calcium and magnesium in the water.
Hard water can cause scale buildup on pool equipment, such as pumps, filters, and heaters.
It also makes it difficult to clean and maintain your pool equipment, and it can also reduce the efficiency of your equipment.
RO removes calcium hardness from the water, which can help prevent scale buildup and extend the life of your pool equipment.
TDS is the total amount of dissolved solids in the water.
These solids can include minerals, salts, and other chemicals. TDS can make the water cloudy and unpleasant to swim in. It can also interfere with the effectiveness of chlorine and other chemicals that are used to disinfect the water.
RO filters out the TDS from the water, which improves clarity and makes the water more enjoyable to swim in.
4. Lowers phosphates and nitrates
Phosphates and nitrates are nutrients that can feed algae growth.
RO can remove phosphates and nitrates from the water, which can help to prevent algae growth and keep the water clean and clear.
5. Removes waterborne diseases
RO can remove bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms from the water. This can help to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases, such as swimmer’s ear and diarrhea.
- Saves the precious life resource- water!
RO systems do not require the pool water to be drained and refilled, which can save a significant amount of water. It’s important in areas where water is scarce.
Most swimming pools have sand or diatomaceous earth (DE) filters that require periodic backwashing to remove trapped debris. During backwashing, a significant amount of water is discharged from the pool to clean the filter. If not done efficiently or excessively, it can lead to water wastage.
Some pool owners drain their pools completely for deep cleaning or maintenance purposes. It can result in substantial water wastage. Pools may need refill after draining, consuming even more water.
The use of inefficient or outdated pool filtration systems results in excessive water usage during the cleaning process.
Overuse of pool chemicals can lead to water imbalances or excessive water treatment needs, which can result in the need to partially drain and refill the pool.
With our RO swimming pool filtration service in place, you will be saving more than 85% of the water in the pool!
7. Improves the lifespan of your pool equipment
RO can remove minerals and other contaminants that can build up on pool equipment and cause it to corrode.
This helps to extend the life of your pool equipment and save you money on repairs.
8. A fresh pool to swim in
We are changing the way swimming pool filtration has been done so far. And, people are happy about it.
Our Puripool™ process improves the clarity and softness of your pool water, making it more enjoyable to swim in. No more worrying about the risk of skin irritation and other problems.
By removing the Cyanuric Acid (CYA) and other harmful elements from the water, RO filtration makes your pool safer than ever.
Work with Leading Swimming Pool Purification Company in San Diego
We are a proud swimming pool purification company- because we have kept our clients safe and the environment healthy.
Millions of tons of water are wasted in traditional swimming pool cleaning.
That’s why we brought the Reverse Osmosis pool water purification process in place- to let people enjoy safer pools while saving water.
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