I've had a wonderful swimming year thanks to folks at TFP. I do think I have unfortunately run into a scale problem. If anybody disagrees with my diagnosis please say so.
The problem developed when I was on vacation for 2 weeks in August. I came home and there was an off white colored coating over much of the pool. It can be scratched off with abrasion and some elbow grease.
At that time I got back from vacation the Ph was >>>8 and the calcium was 1000. My pool was re plastered in the spring and keeping up with the chemistry has been a chore. I have to confess I should have known better. And I'm kind of beating myself up even though I was checking on my pool daily up until my vacation. I was aware of the Ph issue and had left instructions to add acid but it was inadequate obviously. I had problems measuring the CA because it was so high. Dave S. helped me out and even recommended draining off the water,I didn't because vacation was coming up, and I have serious drainage problems in my back yard. I wish I had listened to him though.
Now the chemistry is better ph 7.2 TA 60 CA is still 1000 and I plan to drain and refill. However I still need almost daily addition of acid.
Do you all agree problem is scale? What would be the best and easiest way to get the pool white again? I prefer to do things myself if possible.
Also should I not close my pool this winter since the plastering is still causing the CA to rise and almost daily addition of acid are still needed?