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Living & Working in the Pollensa Area This forum is for any comments, questions and advice about living (permanently or temporarily) and working in the Pollensa area. Aimed at ex-pats, property owners etc.

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Old 12-07-2012, 18:47
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We came back this week after a month away to find that the pool bottom and sides were quite dirty, despite our regular pool guy trying to clean it. He blamed it on the recent hot weather and storms. It is proving very difficult to remove.

Has anyone had a similar experience and any suggestions?
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We have had a similar experience and our pool man told us the same, I have to say I thought he just had not been as often when we were not in PP, perhaps he is right?

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We have had a similar experience and our pool man told us the same, I have to say I thought he just had not been as often when we were not in PP, perhaps he he right?

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I had similar thoughts!
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Sounds to me like the PH has been allowed to get too high. It can cause scaling. Or perhaps the water hardness needs bringing down.
Storms will introduce nitrogen into the water which in turn gives lurking algae a feast, but this just brushes off the walls where it starts if caught early and hyper chlorinated.
A bad PH will cause a multitude of problems.........

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Sounds to me like the PH has been allowed to get too high. It can cause scaling. Or perhaps the water hardness needs bringing down.
Storms will introduce nitrogen into the water which in turn gives lurking algae a feast, but this just brushes off the walls where it starts if caught early and hyper chlorinated.
A bad PH will cause a multitude of problems.........

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Sounds like you are the expert!

Our PH is always high. I probably put in a tub each week of PH minus. Every few years, or so we, drain the pool and you are right it is heavily scaled. Does this scale contribute to increasing the PH and that is why it is always high? When we are out of the swimming season could I reduce the scale by putting in numerous tubs of PH minus?
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PH is the king when it comes to pool chemistry. Keep this level correct and you will avoid many problems.
High PH CAUSES scaling not vice versa. The water hardness may also be causing scaling.
Is your pool topped up by a well? Sounds like you are going through way too much PH minus.
If you want an assessment you can contact me on info@projectmaintenance.org
I do advertise here, so I think it's ok for me to put my email here....
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Our make up water is from the mains and it is also high in PH.

Not sure what an assessment would do except tell us that the PH is too high.
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Our community pool has not been as clear as in previous years despite the same people managing it. I have to say it us usually crystal clear and has not been a problem this year but was just not up to its usual high standard

The explanation I have been given is that the water delivered by the town hall had too high a PH this year which made it very difficult to stabilise the pool chemistry ........ But things are not expected to be the same next year


Anyone else heard similar?
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We always have a high PH in our pool but stabilise it by adding "PH minus" to get it down to the correct level. It is not a problem to do this, but obviously there is a cost involved. We spend about 20 per month for a 50m3 pool

A high PH can gives lots of problems for maintenance, so it is better to keep it in balance.
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We have just drained and cleaned our pool, using "Gelacid" purchased from the pool shop in Pollensa. It was easy to do using a broom to apply to the walls and then hosing off.

Earlier in the year we had problems with Calcium deposits on the walls, but by keep the PH down we have managed to dissolve it off. This was on the advice of the Pollensa pool shop who are incredibly helpful.

Nice clean pool now!
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