What is Calcium Hardness in Pools

you Hey there This is Jay with PoguePoolSpa and i’m here to talk to you about
calcium hardness what is calcium hardness calcium hardness is the amount of
dissolved calcium andmagnesium that’s present in the water hard water and soft water terms that are
used to talk about the calcium hardness of water hard water refers to a high level of
calcium and soft water refers a low-level of calcium why is it important making sure there is the right balance
in your water is essential The signs of high calcium hardness are
pitting of concrete pool surfaces etching and discoloration of plaster Dissolving of grout mineral deposits and scale formation. The side effects of low calcium hardness are
cloudy water rough surfaces, clogged filters and reduced circulation through
piping, metal corrosion and heater inefficiency what can you do if your calcium hardness
is slow if the calcium level is low, the water will
draw calcium from other minerals and objects like grout, plaster and decking keeping your calcium hardness levels balanced is recommended for the health of your pool calcium carbonate (CaCl2) is used to raise calcium hardness When you add calcium carbonate to your pool, add it slowly, because decreasing calcium hardness is difficult what can you do if your calcium hardness is high Decreasing Calcium Hardness can be a battle. You can add a metal removing agent. Lower the PH and total alkalinity, or use a water softener to remove the calcium Otherwise, you can just drain some of the water, and replace it with fresh water with a low calcium hardness level what do you have high calcium hardness
excess calcium will clog up your equipment, pipes and damage your heat exchanger which could
lead to costly repairs, high pressure to filter and heater failure This has been Jay with PoguePoolSpa, make sure to check us out on Facebook or Twitter or visit our website at PoguePoolSpa.com

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