Maintain the Proper Calcium Level in Your Pool
Managing Calcium Levels
Taking care of a swimming pools becomes increasingly important as the weather heats up and the pool will soon become in demand as a major source of fun, entertainment, fitness and relaxation. So now is a good time to make sure that chemicals are being properly maintained — and that includes calcium. It’s important to manage calcium levels here in Arizona because there is naturally a lot of calcium in the water here and it can wreak havoc on a swimming pool.
Calcium levels should not rise over 400 parts per million because as water, which is extremely hard in this part of the country, evaporates the minerals get left behind and start to build up in the swimming pool. Eventually the buildup can be seen along the water level line on the tile, on the pool’s liner and around water features such as rocks and fountains. Calcium build up can also occur the pool’s plumbing, filters and pool pumps. In addition to causing build up, too much calcium can turn the pool water green. Once the calcium level reaches more than 800 parts per million, green pool water is a real result.
It can be difficult to return the water to its crystal clear pool appearance once it does start to turn green, but it’s not impossible and pool owners have options. They can either drain the pool and put in fresh water or recycle the water if possible. If a pool owner notices that buildup, it might be a good time to call a professional pool care service like Aquaman Pools, LLC. The trained pool technicians can advise the best way to either drain or recycle the pool water to conserve water while clearing the water to lower that calcium hardness.
When maintaining a pool’s chemical balances, it’s important to keep a close eye on those calcium levels and signs of buildup. The sooner a buildup is discovered, the better so the professionals at Aquaman Pools can help restore the pool’s balance before it “goes green.”