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What is Efflorescence?

Efflorescence is caused by minerals present both naturally in the environment as well as those introduced through other sources such as rainwater runoff from nearby landscapes or rainwater runoff from your lawn watering system that washes fertilizer remnants into your swimming area. Minimizing these sources of contamination will help reduce the amount of mineral buildup caused by efflorescence over time, but it won’t completely eliminate it altogether because some amount of minerals is naturally occurring in all types of waters including groundwater. Therefore, regularly testing your pool’s pH levels and calcium content is still recommended even if you think you’re doing everything right to keep your pool clean and free from contaminants like fertilizer residues and other pollutants found in rainwater runoff.

In short, efflorescence is something all pool owners should take seriously since it can lead to costly repairs if left unchecked for too long. Regularly test pH levels and calcium content in your pool’s water so you know when problems arise before they become too severe; this way you can act quickly to prevent further damage from occurring down the line due to heavy mineral build-up. A professional technician should be consulted if you notice calcium buildup becoming increasingly frequent or severe so that they can provide advice on how best to protect your pool’s surfaces from further deterioration, lifting, or requiring replacement caused by heavy minerals.

It is important to take proactive steps early on when dealing with efflorescence issues since minor problems can quickly become major ones if left unaddressed for too long. Inspecting your pool regularly for signs of calcium buildup can help prevent long-term damage while also ensuring swimmers stay comfortable while enjoying their time in the pool. With regular maintenance and attention paid towards keeping calcium levels under control, you should have no problem avoiding any costly repairs associated with damaged caused by heavy minerals like calcium over time!

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