The traditional method for removing pool buildup and dirt has been to drain the pool and refill it. This can be costly, and it wastes a significant amount of water. California’s drought problem is making water usage restrictions a top priority for all Californians. Unfortunately, water in the Southwest has a high level of calcium hardness, necessitating more frequent pool drainings. What does a pool owner faced with this situation do?
There is a way to salvage your pool water while getting rid of dirt and debris. This method is called Reverse Osmosis (RO). Reverse Osmosis has been around for a very long time, but using Reverse Osmosis to clean swimming pool water is a newer concept. Reverse Osmosis is a perfect solution for pool owners in California because it remedies calcium hardness in water, removes other debris, and saves about 85% of the original pool water.
How Reverse Osmosis Works
The purification process begins with carbon filtration. The water then passes through a sedimentation process and a pressurized pump to finally begin the reverse osmosis process. Reverse Osmosis purifies water by using semipermeable membranes to further remove particles. Reverse Osmosis is capable of removing many kinds of particles, even ones as small as bacteria. Mobile Reverse Osmosis systems have been developed which takes Reverse Osmosis to individual pool owners.
After learning about Reverse Osmosis, most people are excited about this alternative but worried about the cost. The average expense starts at around $875 for small backyard pools (15000 – 20,000 gallons of water) and it depends on TDS levels and how far parking is from the pool. Depending on the cost of water and sewer usage in your area, this cost may be similar to the expense of draining and refilling a pool. However, when the benefits to the environment are considered, Reverse Osmosis is a better solution overall.
Water conservation is not only on the minds of Californians; it’s also a global concern. As a pool owner, you can do your part in water conservation by saving water, one pool at a time.
At Reverse Technologies, we are saving water one pool at a time with our Reverse Osmosis for swimming pools filtration process. Contact us today.