The dreaded "white stuff"?


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 14, 2012
Mint Hill, NC
Has anyone determined any of the factors leading to the dreaded "white stuff"?

Is the brand of bleach or chlorine involved?
Is the base water at fault?

Anyone in the Charlotte NC area using one without this problem?


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Aug 30, 2010
Dallas, TX
Re: Lhe dreaded "white stuff"?

pH off, high CH, TA off.
Those are the three that'll cause it, usually in combination. I cleared the white stuff from my LQ (used to use LQ) by adding borates and getting my TA and pH right.