I need some help. I live in southern Louisiana and have a decent amount of scale buildup along the water line and under fountains on my tile (pool is 3 years old). I was just quoted 700$ to have the pool tile cleaned. I plan on doing a MUCH better job regulating my pool so it wont happen as fast in the future. I saw that I can buy a portable soda blaster either 15lb or 40lb for anywhere btwn 100-160$ and would then own it for future use. I have watched videos and read about how the process works but I have specific questions:
1. Can I do this or will I damage my pool?
2. What kind of soda to use that is safe for pools and where to get it?
3. How will this affect the PH of my pool and how to I get it back to acceptable levels.
Any other information I should know???
Any help or suggestions are welcome - thanks!