Two seasons ago I was fastidious at keeping my water balanced. I used bleach, aerated to lower my TA, kept my pH in the correct range, and had fabulous water thanks to all the knowledge shared on this forum.
Last season I had a infant and was extremely busy with other things. I didn't have time and neglected my water balance. I used trichlor tabs because I didn't have time to obsess over my water chemistry. At the end of the season my water began to precipitate calcium at an alarming rate. If I would leave a vacuum pole in the water for a day or two scale would form on it. Scale formed over every surface of the pool and yellow algae took up residence in the scale. It was unsightly to say the least.
So, I just finished acid washing my pool and I'm filling it as I type. I am wondering what conditions cause calcium to precipitate out of the water. My fill water comes from a well and it is very high in CH and TA. My pH will easily go over 8 if I don't add acid on a continuous basis. I suspect my neglect last year caused my pH to get way to high and created the conditions for precipitation of the calcium. Are there any articles or other posts on here that go into more details on this?