Most of us here in Western Washington have extremely soft water, but if you live in a part of the country with a calcium or magnesium-rich aquifer, you may find yourself removing a scaly film from your sinks, showers and even dishes on a weekly basis. These aquifers generate mineral-heavy water, which can make it all but impossible to keep your swimming pool free from a white or yellowish scale, even with regular scrubbing sessions.
Fortunately, reducing the mineral content of your pool water doesn’t need to be an arduous process. If you’re still in the process of planning your future swimming pool, you may also benefit from some strategic material and design choices that can reduce the wear and tear that your new pool will experience in a hard water environment.
Read on to learn more about maintaining your freshwater or saltwater swimming pool in an area with mineral-rich water.