RECYCLING YOUR POOL WATER
At some point as a swimming pool owner, somebody is going to suggest a drain and refill due to high hardness or CYA levels. Before you consider doing that, we ask that you think about alternatives that are out there. Depending on where you live recycling the water in your swimming pool is a possible option. In the Western portion of the United States, the fill water for swimming pools is loaded with calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals, and even though some calcium is recommended for your pool (200 – 400 ppm) as water evaporates these numbers will start climbing. Since these minerals remain in solution, as they rise, it will start scaling the interior finish, the water tile line, and your pool’s filtration equipment. Calcium becomes a nightmare for swimming pool owners because it destroys the decorative tile, takes life off of your filtration equipment, and poses water chemistry issues as well. Not to mention, specifically in Oregon, most swimming pool owners deal with high levels of Cyanuric Acid (CYA).
When this happens you only have two options, you can drain the swimming pool and fill it up with hard water again or you can recycle the swimming pool with The Puripool Process which uses a combination of UV and Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to remove the minerals. If you decide to drain the swimming pool, which we never recommend in Oregon because it not only wastes the water in the pool but also wastes the amount of water that it takes to put back into the swimming pool. It can be a painstaking 2 – 3-day process, you lose hours that you could be swimming and as stated above, the fill water is already loaded with calcium levels that might be higher than the recommendation. Instead, you can choose to recycle the swimming pool water which is a great alternative to draining, conserves up to 85% of the water, and you can swim in the pool during the process.
Our mobile filtration system allows us to pull up to your house or commercial property and filter out the Calcium Hardness, CYA, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), salts, phosphates, waterborne diseases, and other hardness minerals without draining the pool. There are several reasons why this is the best solution for your swimming pool:
- You can swim in the pool while it’s filtering
- This process usually takes less than 24 hours for residential swimming pools
- The interior finish isn’t exposed which can lead to cracks)
- Water conservation (which is vital in Oregon)
- No need to rent a pump and have to be watching the pool while this happens
- Increases the lifespan of the pool, pumps, and interior finish if performed regularly
- Water is soft and more fun to swim in
Typically, recycling your swimming pool costs a little bit more than a drain a refill but this process saves you time and money not to mention makes your swim experience much better without all those hardness minerals in the water. If you’re interested in learning more about this service and how we can help, please contact us today!