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Thread: Calcium Deposits on my ladder

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    Calcium Deposits on my ladder

    Just got a new house last year with a pool. The ladder has these white deposits on them that look like little beads. I'm assuming they are calcium since last year my CH was 210 and they were there when I got the house, so no telling how long they have been there.

    This year I got a new liner and my CH is 60.

    What is the best way to get rid of them? I have a AGP, so my ladder is removable. Do I use CLR or a sander?
    24'x4' AGP Round
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    Re: Calcium Deposits on my ladder

    I would try muriatic acid if you're comfortable using it.

    There are several precautions to remember so post back if you're not familiar with it's use.
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    Re: Calcium Deposits on my ladder

    I've never used it before or know where to get it. I got the PH Down to lower my PH because I figured it was a safer alternative than acid. When I hear acid I get a mental picture of Harvey Two-Face.
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    Re: Calcium Deposits on my ladder

    You'll probably be able to remove most of it mechanically.......just a scrub brush and some Comet or Ajax.

    It'll take a little more elbow grease and may not get it all but give it a try.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Calcium Deposits on my ladder

    I was thinking something along those lines. Just wondering if there was another way I might have missed or if somebody else had a similar problem and what they did to correct it.
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