Scale? I dunno what this is?


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
When CYA is put in a sock in the skimmer, we recommend that you keep the pump running 24/7 until its dissolved. The reason is that if the pump is off and water isn't moving, the water in the skimmer becomes very acidic from the CYA. Then you turn the pump on that big acidic bolus of water could be damaging to gaskets and such as it hits the pump and equipment.

Just a heads up-
Maddie 🐞


Active member
Sep 13, 2020
Erin, Ontario
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
Interesting. I never considered that, makes sense. I'll switch to that method moving forward.


Gold Supporter
Sep 15, 2018
Seminole, FL
Here's some close shots of the heavier scale View attachment 369822View attachment 369821
This may sound crazy, and others can chime in in case it's dangerous, but what about diving down there with a dropper of muriatic acid (or a diluted MA) and applying it directly to the white stuff? You could wear rubber gloves and keep a finger tip on the dropper until just before applying it. If it removes part of it, then the clever folks here might have ideas on how to spot-apply acid to larger areas under water.