I have a Pebble Sheen pool that is supplied 100% by well water. The chemicals got way off a while back and created scale all over the bottom of the pool, but the chemical systems are now working properly. I am not sure if the scale is a result of the chemicals being off or the well water, but essentially I am about to start from scratch and need some advice!
The Total Hardness (ICP Calc) as CaCO3 of the well water straight out of the well is 985, based on the well report.
I currently have a salt system but am considering switching to chlorine in order to help avoid future scale problems...I am concerned that the extra dissolved solids from the SWCG combined with the high TDS from the well water are a bad combination.
Chemical system options:
SWCG versus regular chlorine
Source Water Options:
well water as is
softened well water with water softener
It seems to me that while soft water has very little hardness, it has a very high TDS count per the sodium replacement of CaCO3. So no leeching because of the high TDS (primarily sodium) and no scale because of the low hardness (softened water)...at least that is my uninformed opinion. I feel like water softened well water with regular liquid chlorine should work really well in order to be well balanced and prevent as many issues as possible.
Are there any disadvantages to using soft water?