Even though we started recycling swimming pool water 5 years ago it never ceases to amaze us how we’ve grown. Due to the extreme drought conditions in the California area we knew there was a need for water conservation but the only concern we had was how well homeowners and commercial properties would receive it? We hit a major milestone last week and it’s pretty safe to say that those concerns are over. Our mobile filtration system officially recycled 14 million gallons of swimming pool water and we are extremely excited about that total in 5 years.
In the Southwest U.S. our tap water is extremely hard and loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals. This poses many problems for those that own swimming pools. As the water evaporates in the swimming pool the hardness minerals stay behind and remain in solution. When they get to a certain level the calcium starts staining the tiles, the surface of the swimming pool and cause an increase in chemical usage. For the longest time, the only solution was to drain your swimming pool and start over. Even though this seems logical, the fill water is already hard so it only slightly helps the issue. Not to mention, it wastes on average 20,000 gallons of water or more.
We run the swimming pool water through a series of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, which removes all the calcium and other hardness minerals leaving the swimming pool owner with water that is fit to drink. It’s also the largest water conservation project that a homeowner can do. By our constant education, social media presence and advertising it has allowed us to filter a variety of residential swimming pools as well as commercial pools too.
We feel that we are the only solution to removing hardness minerals from swimming pools and that our filtration system should be used every 2 years. Our goal is to manufacture these mobile filtration trailers so others around the country can do this too. We feel that conserving 14 million gallons of water is extremely exciting but also feel strongly that it’s just the beginning. Since drought conditions are increasing beyond California, it has helped us expand into Texas, Nevada and Arizona.
If you’re interested in seeing how this process is done, you can watch this short 2-minute video about the “PuriPool” process. We were also recently featured on San Diego’s CBS affiliate last week because of our water conservation totals.
Your support is vital to us. Water is one of nature’s most precious resource and we feel strongly about our service. Hopefully with these types of numbers our business will continue to be recognized as one of the leaders in water conservation.