There are 2 easy and simple things that you can certainly do on your own to slow down calcium build-up, and neither of them will cost you anything at all.
First up, all you need to do is brush the water line of your Scottsdale pool every week. Yet this two minute job is some thing which many pool owners neglect to do, although it has a large effect on slowing the calcium build-up. Don’t have time for this yourself? Try our weekly pool service.
Before I give you the second method, I’d like to talk a bit about the reason for calcium build-up (as it’ll assist in your comprehension of the second tip). Calcium build-up on pool tiles is an immediate outcome of the quantity of calcium in the water. Simple as that, really.
Calcium in the water can come from the various chemicals that are being added to the pool on a frequent basis. You’re adding chemicals to your pool each and every week (even for those who own a salt based swimming pool). This can lead to calcium buildup, which typically needs a calcium removal service.
If this still doesn’t make sense, think about your swimming pool as though it were a cup of tea. Should you continue adding sugar to your cup of tea, at some point saturation takes place and the tea can no longer handle all of that sugar being dumped in. Absorption becomes increasingly more challenging when that takes place, both in your tea and in your pool.
Thus, calcium build-up can happen in almost any portion of the pool that’s under water. The most typical area it happens, however, is right at the water line.
This leads us to the second tip. Another means to slow down the natural build-up of calcium and total dissolved liquids is to backwash your pool often. This way , you’re replacing the water that is overly saturated with fresh water (assuming, naturally, that the hardness of the “fresh” water is lower in relation to the hardness degree of the water you are replacing in the pool).
I hope these tips help you to keep your swimming pool in good shape. If you’re too busy to make use of them, or need a bit of extra help, then please don’t hesitate to contact Aquaman Pools at (480) 243-7665 today!