It is a nice sunny day and your pool looks so inviting. Finally, you have time for a swim. You jump in, start to swim around, and are ready to lay back; soak in the rays while enjoying the water soothing your tired muscles. You start to look around at the pools edges and realize that your pool has a nasty looking residue around it.
That enjoying feeling quickly fades to dismay as you think about what is in the water that your skin is soaking up. You also realize that that inviting look you thought your pool had really wasn’t there. It is not clear, blue, and sparkling. In fact, now that you look closer there is an odd tint to the pool. You can see the pool floor but not clearly. You might even notice some algae growth.
It is time to test your pools water chemistry so you pull out your water chemistry testing kit and you find that the tests are saying everything is good. Maybe you did something wrong, so you test it again. The chemistry of the pool says it is good but the actual pool doesn’t look good. It is time to do some research on what could be going on in your pool. Why does the pool not clear sparkling blue water, the odd tint, and the algae?
After doing a search on the internet you realize that the total dissolved solid (TDS) level is too high. When was the last time the pools water was drained and refilled?” goes through your mind, Now, just as the weather and your time schedule in cooperating with being able to swim, you can’t, you have to change the pools water. Now you are wishing that you had done that maintenance plan with the pool cleaners. They would have found this out earlier, fixed the problem or never let it get to this state, and you could have been enjoying your pool right now!
Hiring a pool cleaning and Maintenance company will solve this problem and never have it happen again. They can inform you about High TDS levels and how it affects your swimming pool or they can just fix it and let you worry about more important things in life.
The scary thing is that high TDS levels don’t just affect the water. It can cause scale buildup in pipes, valves, and filters, reducing performance and adding to system maintenance costs.
High TDS levels often indicate hard water. In addition, it effects more than swimming pools, its effects can be seen in aquariums, spas, and reverse osmosis water treatment systems.
What is TDS?
A total dissolved solid (TDS) is a measure of the combined total of organic and inorganic substances contained in a liquid. These solids are primarily minerals, salts, and organic matter that can be a general indicator of water quality. After awhile pools, water will get stale and overworked causing a buildup of Total Dissolved Solids.
How to Fix TDS?
There is no chemical that can lower the TDS. TDS reading can only be lowered by draining your pool, either partially or completely, and adding fresh water.
Hiring a cleaning and maintenance pool specialist can be a big help.
Don Reinhard has been a Havasu City resident for several years and loves the sun and warmth of this area. He has brought both of these together being in the pool industry. Call him today for quotes on pool and spa maintenance and service.