Keeping your pool clean is a delicate process. The chemical composition must be just right to avoid any mishaps, algae growth, or calcium build up. However, with changing weather conditions, temperatures, debris, and swimmers, your pool needs constant maintenance to keep your pool in the best condition year round. Keep your pool well maintained, and check out how to keep your pool free of calcium buildup.
Causes of Calcium Build Up:
When it comes to your pool, you want to do everything that you can to keep it in great shape. However, high summer temperatures can cause your pool water to evaporate. When your pool’s pH is a little too high, and the summer heat takes effect, the evaporation paired with the alkaline water, causes calcium carbonate to build up in your pool. You’re then left with crusty calcium deposits all over your pool’s plaster and metal surfaces.
Removing Calcium Build Up:
You have a few options when it comes to removing the calcium deposits in your pool. Muriatic acid can do the trick. All you need to do is put a bit on a sponge and get to scrubbing. However, use precautions and wear gloves and goggle to prevent any irritation. When removing calcium off of pool tiles, you can also use a pumice stone. For heavy duty calcium deposits, contact the professionals. Professional cleaning services can help you to blast away calcium using specialized equipment.
Preventing Calcium Build Up:
Perhaps the best thing to do when it comes to calcium deposits is to avoid them all together. Take good care of your pool and keep your pool’s pH in check. Avoid using shocks with calcium in them and use a clarifier to help your filter remove calcium from your pool.
Need help keeping calcium build up at bay? For all your pool services, contact the professionals at Clean & Clear Pools! Located in Danville, California, we serve the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, and Alamo communities.
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