If you have a swimming pool and you live in the Greater Phoenix area, you are going to deal with calcium in your tap/fill water. So much calcium that in fact, it will require you to change out the water in your swimming pool every two years. Most cities like Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Tempe, Chandler, and others have calcium hardness coming out of the tap at 400 parts per million (ppm) minimum. What does this mean? Well, most pools when it comes to chemistry want their calcium hardness to be between 200-400 ppm. That means that if you drain and refill your swimming pool with regular tap water, your water will be at the maximum levels in regards to calcium hardness. With that said, we hope this blog post gives you some insight on what you need to do as a swimming pool owner in Arizona.
Our water is hard and there isn’t much you can do about it. Many homeowners will opt to buy a soft water system for their home to help with hard water spots on sinks, shower heads, faucets, counter tops etc. but since this isn’t an option for your swimming pool, it bears the question, what should you do? At Monarch Pool Service LLC, we saw this as a big problem in the valley that is why we recently purchased a mobile filtration trailer from Pure Water Industries in San Diego, California. This trailer uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), cyanuric acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the swimming pool. Since the process is mobile, we come to your residential or commercial swimming pool and recycle the water onsite. Ultimately, we pump water from the swimming pool into our trailer where 6 sets of RO membranes remove the contaminants from the water and drinking quality water is returned to the pool. We can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool, we can finish most residential pools in less than a day and we guarantee you better water than if you were to drain and refill your swimming pool. Since the water level in the swimming pool never changes, we never expose the liner which is critical during our long hot summer months. This also means there is no downtime during the process. You can actually swim in the pools while we are processing the water. This is key because in most cases we can take your swimming pool water down to 150-200 ppm calcium hardness which is on the lower end of hardness minimums. This will prolong the lifespan of your investment, it can help prevent calcium from depositing on your tile, spillways, and decorative water features and the quality of the water will be much more fun to swim in.
If you are curious as to how The Puripool Process service can help you, contact us today to learn more. Please note we will be offering this service in the Greater Phoenix area starting in February 2017 but are accepting appointments now.