When scale overbuilds it can damage a beautiful pool. Scaling happens when calcium deposits are sitting on the pool surfaces after water has evaporated. This can lead to a white or gray scale around the edges of your pool, which can be difficult to get rid of. Scaling can also be noticed when calcium deposits emerge out of suspension and can be seen floating around the pool.
The cause of deposits can be from excessive hardness in your water & a chemical imbalance reacting with the pool surface, producing various colors.
Scale Removal Products
Pumice Stone — A pumice stone is a rough stone that may be used on ceramic tile or concrete surfaces to erase away scale. This product is a bi-product of lava stone but is often NON effective on most calcium build up. It wears quickly and you have to keep both the stone and the surface wet at all times to prevent any damages, like scratches.
Glass Bead Removal — This application needs to be done by an experienced professional only. In the wrong hands, this method can etch tile and remove grout from your tile. If preformed by an inexperienced person the result can be costly. Some individuals use “high pressure” to remove your calcium line and in the process they etch your tile and remove grout lines. Affinity Pools “only” uses as much pressure to remove the calcium and not the grout.
Stain Remover — Stain remover is safe on all surfaces, and it’s added to water to gradually wear off stains and re-suspend the calcium carbonate. However, results on calcium silicate are not recommended. The stain is applied by adding 16oz per 10,000 gallons of water to a bucket of pool water. Then, take that newly mixed water and broadcast it into the pool.
If you have any questions about removing or preventing stains, contact Affinity Pools.