When it comes to your swimming pool, Reverse Osmosis is the best filtration for it. Using a sand, cartridge, or DE filter is great for everyday filtering to remove contaminants and small debris but it can’t lower/remove calcium, total dissolved solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), salts, phosphates, and waterborne diseases. Those common issues are typical reasons why pool professionals and pool stores will tell you it’s time to drain your swimming pool or change out the water. Depending on where you live and if you have a salt system, this should be performed every two years or sooner. If you have a salt system or live in an area where calcium hardness levels are high you will need to change out the water to keep it running or prevent calcium from scaling on the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. That’s why Reverse Osmosis is the best filtration for your swimming pool. It not only lowers Calcium Hardness but it also conserves 85% of the existing water and gives you better water than what is coming out of the tap.
As a follow up to this, many people will ask us how often should I change out the water in my swimming pool? This is an open ended question because it depends on your swimming pool, if you have a salt water chlorinator, or if you want to prevent calcium from scaling your pool! Ultimately, we recommend every two years but some of our customers do it every year or even twice a year. The following 43,000-gallon salt water negative edge pool is on an every 6-month schedule because he wants to keep scaling from occurring and he also wants to keep his salt water chlorinator working! Since most salt water chlorinators require hardness to be between 200 – 400 parts per million (ppm) it’s wise for him to use Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration every 6 months and here’s why…..
Back in March, we recycled his swimming pool water and his Calcium Hardness was 480ppm which is on the high end of what is recommended for his salt cell. After filtration, we were able to lower his calcium to 150ppm which is ideal and lower than what you would get out of the tap. We then returned to this swimming pool just last week and his calcium climbed back up to 430ppm and after filtration, we lowered it back down to 130ppm.
With this type of schedule, he is guaranteed a functioning salt water chlorinator and a pool without calcium scaling. If you should have any questions about our service or how you can schedule an appointment, contact us today!