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    Scale cleaning

    How do I clean scaling without having to empty the pool
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Scale cleaning

    There is no straightforward way to remove scaling without draining the pool. There are various things you can try, but none of them work nearly as reliably as a full drain and acid wash.

    This page at Jack's Magic products has a good description of a no drain acid wash procedure. (The same thing can be done with out using Jack's Magic products, they just have a particularly good explanation of the procedure.) However, this procedure will usually take weeks, absolutely requires that the heater be bypassed, and even then it does not always work.
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    Re: Scale cleaning

    How extensive is the scaling and how accessible is it? Also, what kind of pool do you have? That can make a big difference. If you only have a little and you can get to it easily you could try a pumice stone and a LOT of elbow grease if you have a plaster pool.

    I think a more important question is why do you have scale in the first place and what can you do to correct your water balance so it does not happen anymore.

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