I live in Philly and I have a reasonably new, dark pebbletec finish. I didn't see any way that over the winter I can control my pool chemistry, and this year I have opened the pool to some hazy bathtub ring like scaling on the walls. Haze, not patches of splotchy chunks.
Needless to say, my chemistry upon opening was totally whacked, and was a scale lovers dream --- and I am bringing that under control.
My questions are:
1. I see lots of additives on the pool store shelves that are available for de-scaling - do they have any benefit of speeding up the dissolution of the scale beyond controlling chemistry?
2. Other than running the pump through the winter which I can't see happening, is there no way to prevent this every spring? I wanted to add FC and MA over the winter, but I didn't have a satisfactory way of circulating them to my comfort level.
Oh, and the pool is still leaking. Glad I renovated
Thanks for the help in advance!