I have a problem with salt deposits in my spa. It flakes up on the edges and settles like silt on the seats and floor. I tried a little baking soda which stops the deposiis, but makes the water cloudy. How do I keep this from happening?
Hello, and welcome to Just Answer. I think I can help you with this issue. Typically you will not find salt flakes in your pool. I'd be willing to bet the flakes are actually calcium deposits, as I have been to pools with "salt flakes" before that actually turned out to be calcium deposits. What was the results of the last chemical test for hardness? If it has been a while, I would have it tested. I will be able to address this issue better after hearing the results of the test.
I stopped putting calcium in my spa because it made the problem worse
Calcium will not go away on its own. There are products which claim to lower the hardness levels, or draining some of the water and refilling will help as well, however it is important to have the water chemistry tested before any adjustments are made. There are also sequestrian products which can help. Please let me know the results of the chemistry test for hardness so I can advise you correctly.
I have cleaned up my spa.and added metal gon on the refill. There is almost no calcium now, but my hardness level is below normal. My water is clear and my ph is good, but my alkalinity is low and. Shall I just leave my calcium where it is? And how to raise my alkalinity without changing my ph? Also my stabilizerr is way low. What combination do I need to straighten this all out Please!
Thank you Ardie