Salt as a cure for scale??

Total hardness and calcium hardness in pool water.
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Deaun

Salt as a cure for scale??

Postby Deaun » Sat 02 Jun, 2007 18:05

Hello,

In another post (forgot which one) someone mentioned adding SALT to the pump as a way to reduce/remove scale. Is this a viable option? Because scale is next on my to-do list.

Deaun


me_too

Re: Salt as a cure for scale??

Postby me_too » Sat 02 Jun, 2007 20:01

Deaun wrote:Hello,

In another post (forgot which one) someone mentioned adding SALT to the pump as a way to reduce/remove scale. Is this a viable option? Because scale is next on my to-do list.

Deaun


NaCl combined with scale, CaCO3, gives you sodium carbonate:

2NaCl + CaCO3 -> Na2CO3 + CaCl2 + Na2CO3

...I don't think that's the best option.

If you want to remove scale, use muriatic acid:

CaCO3 + 2HCL -> H2O + CO2 + CaCl

CaCO3 aka Rolaids.
CaCl aka calcium chloride aka road salt.
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Postby Buggsw » Sat 02 Jun, 2007 22:10

Hint, if you keep your pH at the lowest possible for your pool type, the scale is a bit softer to remove.
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on the scale

Postby Deaun who can't sign in » Sun 17 Jun, 2007 16:34

Buggsw wrote:Hint, if you keep your pH at the lowest possible for your pool type, the scale is a bit softer to remove.


Lowering ph a bit as I write this. It sounds like a horror movie: It happened last winter. EVERYTHING is coved in scale--sides, steps, bottom in places.

If I follow Me_Too's advice, how long would it take to (dissolve? brush off?), and do I then simply vaccume to waste? Yes, I know I sound like a simpleton...maybe I am as concerns my pretty "pond."

Advice welcomed--I try to take the best, without contrainstraining the rest.

Thanks again!

Deaun
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Postby jemae » Thu 17 Apr, 2008 23:51

what is road salt???

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