I took ownership of a pool when we moved in 3 summers ago and I am finally getting serious about learning the ropes.
When we moved in the sellers told us to bypass the whole house water softener when filling the pool. They said the pool builder told them the soft water would leech minerals/etc from the paint and/or plaster and ultimately shorten it's life and finish. I mentioned this to a pool tech who opened my pool and he said that isn't true.
Certainly, off the cuff, I would think that softer water would be easier in terms of maintaining chemistry but I do not want to damage the paint or plaster.
Incidentally, I am having some scaling issues which is why I bring this up although my CH is 250. I have been trying to lower my TA as pH is hard to keep down with the SWG but that is another issue I am battling now and my sense as to why scaling is happening.
Thanks for a firm answer in advance.
CYA 40 (just added to hopefully get to about 50 today)