White Build-up on Tile Wall

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Lamar
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My Pool: Gunite pool with back tile wall with shear decents and salt water chlorination system.
Location: Alabama

White Build-up on Tile Wall

Postby Lamar » Thu 09 Apr, 2009 22:07

I have a gunite pool with a tile wall that extends above the water surface about 2.5 feet. The wall has two
shear descent type water falls in it. The pool uses a salt water chlorination system. The tile builds up a white material in a number of locations that is quite thick and difficult to remove. This material is heaviest after the pool has been covered for the winter and the water falls have not been used for months. The water is still cycled through the filters while the pool is covered in the winter.

Can anyone tell me what this material is and the easiest way to remove it. Your help is greatly appreciated.


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White Build-up on Tile Wall

Postby Guest » Fri 10 Apr, 2009 01:57

scale

an acid scrub will remove it. keep your ph and alk within range to keep the buildup to a minimum.

what is the calcium hardness reading?
Lamar
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu 09 Apr, 2009 21:44
My Pool: Gunite pool with back tile wall with shear decents and salt water chlorination system.
Location: Alabama

White Build-up on Tile Wall

Postby Lamar » Fri 10 Apr, 2009 20:07

Thanks for your helpful reply. I will check the calcium hardness.

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