Short of a detailed laboratory analysis, the most dependable method of determing the level of TDS in water is an electronic TDS meter. TDS meters measure the conductivity of the water – its ability to conduct an electrical charge from one probe pole to another – which increases with increasing TDS levels. Under normal circumstances, the TDS level of a catchment of water can be expected to increase year over year until it is so high the water can no longer be sanitized effectively with chemicals and must be drained.
Arizona / Pima Chemical Service Technician. can tell you the level of TDS in your pool, and if it is high, use our mobile Reverse Osmosis purification machine to decrease your water’s TDS level, rid it of potentially dangerous water contaminants, & lessen your dependence on pool and spa sanitizing and balancing chemicals, without ever having to drain your pool!
“The mineral content of your water increases every day. This is due to evaporation, which removes only distilled water and leaves the minerals behind. In time, these minerals begin depositing on the walls of the pool and we call this gradual buildup “staining”.” excerpt from the “Swimming Pools Water Treatment Professional‘s” Educational series on Water Hardness. Unfortunately it is not possible to prevent staining completely, but here are some tips to help minimize it.
Minerals like calcium and magnesium leave behind white deposits. You may notice white deposits at your water line but not much when you look at the surface of your pool. Although pools with dark surfaces may occasionally show signs of calcium or magnesium deposits, the real culprit to staining is dissolved metals. Dissolved metals like copper and iron can discolor a swimming pools surface and combine with calcium, magnesium and each other to leave various discolorations. With higher hardness and TDS, more discolorations can occur.
Hardness & high TDS formally made it necessary for you to drain and refill your swimming pool periodically every 3-5 years to reduce the risk of stains and swimmer irritation. With our Reverse Osmosis treatment the water can be cleansed without draining the pool. Click on the “REVERSE OSMOSIS” tab on this web site for information regarding Reverse Osmosis Treatment.
At North Bay Water Services, Inc., we test our customers TDS levels early each spring to avoid any potential problems during the swim season. In the event your TDS levels test high, we will send you a letter recommending to drain the pool down several feet and add fresh water. This will dilute your current level down to the recommended range.. You may call our office at 1-800-448-0362 at any time to request your current total hardness & TDS reading. Our customer service representatives will explain the options available for keeping your pool water safe and healthful.
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