We tend to see quite a bit of calcium in our water here in the southwestern part of the states, and it can seriously destroy a swimming pool If you happen to own your own pool, calcium is something you want in it, but you don’t want it to rise above 400 parts per million. So, what occurs when that ends up happening?
You see, in our part of the country we have extremely hard water. As water evaporates over time the minerals end up staying in a swimming pool, and will build up quite a bit. Usually an owner will see the buildup on the water line of the tile, on the liner, and around water features. This calcium will also build up inside of your plumbing, filters, and pool pumps. When it starts to get higher and higher, say over 800 parts per million, it can actually lead to you having a green swimming pool.
Once that happens, you have some options. You’ll either drain the pool out and put in fresh water, or you’ll recycle the water if possible. Basically you need to lower that calcium hardness.
What this all comes down to is that if you drain a pool, depending on size, it can take more then 3 days. If you recycle it, it can take less time. There are benefits to each that you should speak with your pool service provider about.
Keep your calcium levels in mind. Keep an eye out for any of the signs of build up, and make sure to act fast if you notice them. Your pool will thank you.