WHAT IS TDS?
TDS, or total dissolved solids is the total level of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, copper, other metals, and also inert ingredients (such as sweat, hair spray, urine, deodorant, beer, and soft drinks) found in your swimming pool water. These do not evaporate out of the water. Every time you add water you raise the level of your TDS. High levels of these minerals and inert ingredients effect the efficiency of your chlorine to control algae.
What is the effect of calcium on my pool ?
Looking at your pool, calcium is naked to the human eye. When the levels get high, you will begin to have deposits on the water line tile, on decorative fixtures, water spillways and on your swimming pool equipment. Some areas where there are high levels of calcium in the tap water, you need to change out your water every two years. If you do not, you will begin to run into issues of controlling the chemistry in the pool or it will start depositing in areas that build on your tile and plaster walls.
When this happens, you might have to spend a lot of money to remove the calcium from the tile, spillways, etc. It is imperative that you change out the water as well. You can either drain and refill with moderately hard water from the tap, or you can recycle your swimming pool water with our mobile filtration system. The benefits of recycling your swimming pool water is not only saving our precious water, but also providing the lowest level of calcium in the water that is safe. Recycling your pool water every two years will cut back on a lot of these above issues.
What is CYA ?
CYA, cyanuric acid, or stabalizer is the chemical used to extend the life of your chlorine. It is built into the chlorine tablets. Once the cyanuric acid is too high, it ties the chlorine up. Therefore, the chlorine is unable to do its job.
What is Reverse Osmosis ?
Reverse Osmosis is a process in which dissolved inorganic solids (such as salts) are removed from a solution (such as water). This is accomplished by water pressure pushing the water through a semi-permeable membrane. The membrane only allows the water to pass through, not the impurities or contaminates. These contaminates are removed from the water as both of them are channeled into two separate systems. Ultimately, these contaminates are flushed down the drain.
What are the benefits of Reverse Osmosis ?
Water conservation is at an all time high. There are even areas where you can no longer drain and refill a swimming pool. In those areas, homeowners and commercial pool owners need to have options, when the water becomes difficult to maintain. The best option is to not only conserve water, but provide those with swimming pools the best quality of water by using reverse osmosis. This technology also has the ability to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid, salts and other troubling issues that might make it challenging to take care of your swimming pool. Not only are you going to conserve water and have absolutely no downtime! **NOTE** Commercial properties will need to be closed only during those hours the RO system is running. It is also safer on the plaster, because you are not exposing it to the elements by draining. When our pools get older, just taking the weight of the water off of the plaster can result in the plaster lifting or the top coat popping. When the pool is refilled, those spots turn into pot holes (areas for the dirt to settle and algae to grow). The only cure for this is a replaster. That is a huge expense! You do not run the risk of the plaster popping, flaking, or drying out, when you choose Reverse Osmosis. You have the opportunity to save your plaster, water, and money!
Our mobile trailer are insulated to be as quiet possible. It is equipped with a 3-Phase 480v diesel generator. We guarantee the quality of the water returning to your pool. Depending upon the temperature of the water, our mobile filtration trailers can produce up to 40,000 gallons of quality drinking water in a 24-hour period.