Water softener to get rid of calcium

Total hardness and calcium hardness in pool water.
Scale, calcium buildup, hard water and scaling problems.
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Water softener to get rid of calcium

Postby hbv2020 » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 12:39

Wondered if anyone had used a water softener or "soft water" to get rid of sky high calcium levels?


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Re: Water softener to get rid of calcium

Postby Denniswiseman » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 16:19

Don't even bother to try. it's just not feasible to use a water softener to reduce that amout of water
Reverse Osmosis would work but the best, cheapest and easiest option is to partial replace
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Re: Water softener to get rid of calcium

Postby Teapot » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 17:11

You could if you are not using a salt chlorinator use zeolite in a sand filter. Zeolites are natural ion exchange resins. You'll need to recharge the zeolite with a soak in salt water as it becomes saturated with calcium.
All down to cost as Dennis said, you now have 3 options.
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Re: Water softener to get rid of calcium

Postby Teapot » Fri 26 Jan, 2018 17:26

Well I am guessing that our answers were not the ones they wanted to hear?

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