Commercial Pool Water Chemistry

How Quickly Does Calcium Rise In A Swimming Pool?
December 18, 2017
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There are many challenges when it comes to managing commercial pool water chemistry. Commercial pool water chemistry changes daily depending on the following factors:

  • Number of bathers
  • Usage
  • Liquid chlorine usage
  • So much more

When it comes to taking care of commercial pool water chemistry it needs to be monitored more because the State of California has strict regulations in regards to Calcium Hardness (CH), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels. When any of these levels are higher than what is recommended the State of California could shut down your swimming pool if changes aren’t made. Due to the number of bathers in commercial swimming pools, this is the number one reason why commercial pool water chemistry is monitored so heavily. Not to mention all the recent scares in the news about cryptosporidium and other waterborne diseases.

Just a couple of weeks ago, we were called out to Hilton property in Carlsbad because they were struggling with extremely high CYA levels. That factor alone could’ve shut down the swimming pool if they didn’t take care of it quickly. Pool Serves Technologies was called about because they believed in The Puripool Process and knew it was the best solution for their property. With year around swimming shutting down their 83,000-gallon swimming pool wasn’t an option so they decided to recycle their swimming pool water instead. By using Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration, we came to the property and recycled the water onsite. This process lowered the following issues without draining the swimming pool:

  • Calcium Hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Cyanuric Acid

Since we didn’t need to drain their swimming pool, the guests could swim in the pool during filtration. Their CH was lowered to 170 parts per million (ppm) which is much better than tap water and their TDS was lowered to 613ppm. When we first arrived we measured their CYA at 200ppm which is much higher than what is recommended. After we completed filtration, we were able to lower it to 80ppm which is well within normal range. By choosing to conserve their water and use RO filtration their guests will now be able to swim in the best quality of water and no longer have to be concerned about potential waterborne diseases.

This process is great for commercial swimming pools because there is no downtime. The quality of water is the best and we will leave you water that is much better than tap. If you’re curious to know more about The Puripool Process, contact us today!

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