There are two main types of scale build-up: calcium carbonate and calcium silicate. Calcium carbonate is white and flakey and is generally easy to remove. Meanwhile, calcium siliconate is often slightly more difficult to remove. While calcium carbonate can be removed from scraping and scrubbing with a pumice stone, calcium siliconate typically requires more focused, powerful chemical assistance. The fastest and simplest solution is to use a pool scale and stain remover.
Scale buildup and stains in a swimming pool are annoying and unattractive. These types of visible problems are also indicative of more serious issues such as an imbalance in chemicals or unhealthy water affected by bacteria. To treat these issues is to using chemical pool scale and stain removers in order to remove and prevent unsightly stains and marks.
We carry scale and stain removers from the industry’s leading brands. From Applied Biochemists, ClearView, and Clor Mor to Jack’s Magic and Natural Chemistry, we specialize in effective solutions for your pool’s stain and scale problems.
This type is white, flaky, and relatively easily removed by using a pumice stone, stain eraser, acid washing, or scale and stain remover. These products will be discussed below. To find out what type of scale you are dealing with, apply a small amount of on the scale. If it bubbles or foams at contact, then you are dealing with calcium carbonate.