Anyone had problems with salt pools?

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Anyone had problems with salt pools?

Postby Pool_Fool » Mon 11 Jul, 2005 17:18

Tot Alk is 140
Calc Hardness is 290
Temp Apx 83 F
Cy Acid 35
PH (this morn) 8.0

I know the PH is high and will lower it with acid this afternoon. It has tended to be high after converting to salt pool. But from what I understand high PH is not a concern for corrosion to pool surfaces. (My Saturation index is +.7. I thought a minus was corrosive.) Yet, since installing the salt system my ph climbs to the high side and my pool surface (plaster) seems to be deteriorating. The directly out from the jet at the shallow end of the pool is where the greying at the bottom is the worst. Every morning there is the same type of "crumbs" or flecks of whitish materials.
Here are pictures of my pool as of a few weeks ago.

I need a wizard!!!!

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Postby vaughanwilliams » Tue 12 Jul, 2005 08:42

I assume you are using a chlorinator, and if so this is probably scale precipitating out of the water, due to electrolysis. You could try lowering your TA a bit. Alternatively, with patience, the scaling will stop eventually after it has all precipitated out anyway.

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