How To Remove Calcium Scaling on Pool Tile

Living in the Las Vegas area, we deal with extremely high levels of calcium in our tap water. Our tap water is loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals. When this water is introduced into your swimming pool it is usually harder than what is recommended for your pool (200 – 400 parts per million). In our area, it isn’t uncommon for the tap water to register 400ppm and higher! This is a challenge for most swimming pool owners because as water evaporates, the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually rise in concentration. When Calcium Hardness (CH) gets into the area of 600ppm and higher scaling will begin to occur on the water tile line, the interior finish of the swimming pool, pool filtration equipment, spillways, salt chlorinators (if you have one) and decorative water features. Depending on the color of tile, the extent of your water features and how long you leave your current water in the pool is directly proportional to how much calcium scaling you will have and how difficult it will be to remove it! That is why in Las Vegas, we highly recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every two years! This will drastically help with scaling and other issues that might arise.

Typically, if you wait many years like most residential swimming pool customers, the hard water in your swimming pool will scale and you will need to call a professional to come and remove it from the tile/surface of your swimming pool. Depending on how thick it is will determine the price and the more areas affected will cause the price to rise. This can be quite an expensive investment if you don’t manage to maintain lower levels of calcium in your pool. One way to do this would be to get in the habit of changing out the water in your swimming pool every two years and at Clark County Pool & Lawn, we recommend recycling your water instead of a typical drain and refill because we can give you better water than tap and we can also conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool. We can do this by offering Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration. RO filtration will lower the following:

  • Calcium Hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • Phosphates
  • Salts
  • Waterborne Diseases

With our service, we come to you. This is an alternative to a drain and refill. This service can be performed 365 days a year and the interior finish of your swimming pool is never exposed. So, to combat our hard water issues in Las Vegas, choose RO filtration because we will give you better water than tap, the water is softer and the clarity can’t be beaten! If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today!

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