Hello fellow TFP members,
I've been lurking on the forum for about a year now (since I purchased a home with a pool), and just recently decided to take matters into my own hands instead of blindly following the previous owner's regimen and pool store advice. I am now the proud owner of a TF-100 test kit and equipped with knowledge gleaned from the forum and the "Pool School"
I've decided to forego the Trichlor pucks / floater, regular treatments with polyquat 60, etc. and switch to liquid chlorine only. To achieve some measure of automation, I installed a HASA Liquidator. This has been working well for me for the first week, but today the first problems struck...
Here are my most recent water parameter measurements: FC 6.5, CC 0.5, pH 7.5, TA 130, CH 490, CYA 70
It seems the high CH of my (re-plastered a year or two ago) pool is gunking up the Liquidator's works. The flow meter and check valve from the "out" valve to the pool suction are both clogged with white "granules" which I assume are scale? I've since added 1.5 qt MA to reduce the pH and TA - what else can I do to help the Liquidator cope with the high CH? Will I ever be able to enjoy the automation of the Liquidator, without frequent servicing of the plumbing to remove scale? Is my only option a water change to reduce CH? Even the central-Florida fill water is pretty hard right out of the faucet. I've checked, but didn't see anyone offering pool RO services here.
Thanks in advance for any advice.