Importance of Clean Water In Commercial Swimming Pools

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There is a huge importance of clean water in commercial swimming pools! Commercial swimming pools are highly regulated by the State of California and the following are reasons why a commercial swimming pool would be out of compliance:

  • High Calcium Hardness (CH) levels
  • High Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels
  • High Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels
  • Presence of a waterborne disease (cryptosporidium)

Depending on the circumstance, commercial swimming pools could be shut down until any one of these situations is handled. In the end, commercial swimming pools are highly regulated and we hope this blog post informs you on how we can help and why we are the best solution.

Whether you swim in a water park, hotel/resort, apartment/condo or public swimming pool you will always take a risk because you have no idea what is in the water. Just because the water is blue and clear doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe to swim in. Taking your own precautions when swimming in a commercial swimming pool is always highly recommended. But, how do commercial swimming pools deal with increases in CH, TDS, and other factors and why does that happen? Our tap water in California is loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals. As water in the swimming pool evaporates, these hardness levels will increase in concentration in the swimming pool fairly rapidly and since the most common delivery of chlorine is by liquid injection, it will cause salts to rise rapidly. At this point, the commercial property will need to change out the water in the swimming pool. When this time comes around (could be once per year) Pool Services Technologies can come with our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer to recycle the existing water in the swimming pool. This is extremely beneficial to the property because of the following factors:

  • No downtime – you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed
  • The interior finish is never exposed
  • We leave you with better water than what comes out of the tap
  • Water Conservation – we conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool
    • Commercial properties are urged to save as much water as possible due to drought conditions and size of the pool.
  • Lowers the chances of calcium buildup on the swimming pool if process is performed regularly
  • Water quality is the best
  • Swimmers will notice a difference in the feel of the water

Last week we processed a 111,000-gallon swimming pool with the following initial chemistry:

CH – 500ppm

TDS – 2000pmm

Salinity – 1492ppm

CYA – 150ppm (High)

After filtering this swimming pool for 48 hours we will able to leave them with the following ending chemistry which is much better than tap water and will allow them to remain in water chemistry compliance….

CH – 200ppm

TDS – 900ppm

Salinity – 683ppm

CYA – 60ppm

If you own a commercial swimming pool or swim in them regularly, contact us today to learn how we can help you!

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