How do I go about removing heavy scaling?


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In The Industry
Jul 2, 2012
Saugerties, NY
I just had a customer referred to me because they have significant scaling on their steps. I haven't seen the pool yet, but I want to at least have some idea how to treat it before I make a recommendation to this customer.

The pool is a vinyl liner pool with fiberglass stairs. The scaling was described to me as being "like barnacles".

My gut is telling me muriatic acid might be my best bet.

Any thoughts?