Swimming pool temperature impacts the water chemistry in a big way. This article will outline a few reasons why.
winter pool scale
Cold water is more aggressive than warm water, because of how water temperature lowers the LSI. This is why most pool surface damage occurs during the winter. And no, the calcium you see in the spring time is probably NOT scale. Problems can be prevented by taking an LSI-based approach to pool winterization. In this article we will explain how.
Carbonate Scale is a buildup of hardened calcium carbonate (CaCO3) on pool surfaces or equipment. Scale can be a big problem for a pool and its plumbing system (and other water systems besides pools, like fountains). Like most of our articles on the Orenda blog, this article is meant to simplify chemistry so that the chemistry can be better understood . If you want more detailed information, just click the links to our sources to read more.