Calcium deposits are an issue many pool owners deal with. Whether it’s a result of hard water, a high pH, increased evaporation, or something else entirely, there’s no shame in noticing that distinctive ring of discoloration around your pool just a little too late. So long as you know what to do, you should be able to fix the problem. So, how do you do that? Here are three tips for cleaning calcium deposits in your pool to help you out.
1. Use Safety Equipment
Many of the cleaners you can use for removing calcium deposits can be at least somewhat caustic when they come in contact with your body. Even less serious cleaners like vinegar and baking soda can still sting pretty badly if they get in your eyes. Avoid this problem entirely by grabbing the necessary gloves, goggles, smocks, and other safety equipment that one should have on hand when cleaning pools.
2. Pressure Washing
While not always effective, less serious calcium deposit problems may be able to be fixed with a simple pressure washing. If you happen to have the proper equipment on hand, spraying the discoloration with a pressure washer might just blast it all off in a snap. Even if it doesn’t get all of it, it can make the resulting cleanup that comes after all the easier.
3. Home Remedies First
Muriatic acid is one of the stronger and more dangerous ways to clean calcium from your pool and should generally be thought of as a last resort for the home pool cleaner. Before employing the proverbial nuclear option, try some simpler “home remedies” like vinegar, baking soda, borax, or other common cleaning products first. If they work, that just saves you the trouble and risk of using the stronger stuff.
Keeping your pool clean and free of calcium deposits is important to its overall health and your overall enjoyment. If you feel up to the task, try these tips for cleaning calcium deposits in your pool. For help with this or to employ some professionals to do the job for you, contact Aquanomics Pools for all your cleaning, servicing, and installation needs.