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    white flakes

    Ta150
    Ph under 7 I should have tested how much to bring it up to 7
    FC 4
    CC 0
    Cal 250
    Cya less than 30

    my pool was left untouched for 2-3 years I opened it went through the SLAM process. it now holds FC overnight and the water is pretty clear but I have a significant amount of white flakes in the water. I dropped the ph thinking the flakes were calcium deposits but no luck so far. there is also a gritty substance on the pool walls

    I have a sand filter

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    Re: white flakes

    When TA and pH are off, you can get calcium scaling. I suggest getting that TA down to 70.

    Richard will probably chime in soon, he's the calcium expert.
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    Re: white flakes

    I raise the ph to 7.2 but the ta is at 180.

    either it went up or I tested it wrong the first time.

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    Re: white flakes

    also is it ok to swim with the ta this high?

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    Re: white flakes

    Quote Originally Posted by MattP22 View Post
    also is it ok to swim with the ta this high?
    Sure. Lots of people have higher TA than that in the water they drink and bathe in.
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