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Thread: LIMESCALE ON THE WALLS OF MY POOL-----URGENT! I NEED HELPP!!

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    LIMESCALE ON THE WALLS OF MY POOL-----URGENT! I NEED HELPP!!

    I need the fastest and easiest way to remove limescale of the tile walls of my swimming pool. I have tried Pressure washer, brush all sorts. the only thing i have managed to get it of with is a metal scraper, but this was cant be used as it scratches all the tiles... ANY SUGGESTIONS!????
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    Re: LIMESCALE ON THE WALLS OF MY POOL-----URGENT! I NEED HEL

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    Re: LIMESCALE ON THE WALLS OF MY POOL-----URGENT! I NEED HEL

    It would take thousands of dollars in CLR to clean that up! I haven't used it but my neighbor had his pool cleaned with soda blasting. It got rid of all the calcium scale and did no damage at all. Scale is a real problem here in Tucson. His was pretty bad, but not as bad as what you are showing, and I think cost was around $400.
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    Re: LIMESCALE ON THE WALLS OF MY POOL-----URGENT! I NEED HEL

    You can remove it with a diluted muriatic acid mixture, or if you are in a hurry and don't mind renting equipment you could use a plastic bead blaster.
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    Re: LIMESCALE ON THE WALLS OF MY POOL-----URGENT! I NEED HEL

    I am having the same problem, I looked online and found that the pros use a soda blaster. I had a guy come out and give me a price to clean mine ($560.00) I told him no thanks. I looked at harbor freight online and found that you can purchase a soda blaster for around $100.00 and a 50 pound bag of baking soda for around $35.00. I will be doing mine myself and saving about $400.00. there are videos on youtube on how you do it. It looks pretty simple.

    Good luck, hope this helps

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    Re: LIMESCALE ON THE WALLS OF MY POOL-----URGENT! I NEED HEL

    I will be doing mine myself and saving about $400.00.
    The forum will be VERY interested in that outcome. If either of you use it, would you please post back the results?
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