White flakes

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White flakes

Postby Kiish » Thu 20 Nov, 2008 19:04

I've established that the flakes in my pool are calcium deposits, and ive also established how to stop the problem 9by lowering the TA but will this remove the current flakes in the pool?

At the moment the pool is covered in flakes and turning any of the jets on just makes it worse

Thanks for your help

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Postby chem geek » Fri 21 Nov, 2008 19:18

You either have to filter out or scoop out the current flakes or you can try lowering the combination of pH, TA and CH -- pH is easiest to lower -- which may redissolve the flakes. Don't go too low in pH, but a short time at 7.0-7.2 isn't going to hurt and may help redissolve them. You lower the TA by following the procedure described here or here.

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