Why is my fiberglass pool’s shell fading? This is a common concern that fiberglass pool owners may have to understand at some point.
This dulling can start as a white film forming on the walls of the swimming pool and can also make the water appear cloudy. The white film can also build up in the filter which will require frequent cleaning. This can happen to any fiberglass pool because of age, excessive chemical treatments (especially overchlorination) or more commonly, a combination of these issues.
If you view a layer of white or greyish-white material on the walls of your pool around the waterline, that’s calcium. Calcium can build up and leach into the shell’s gelcoat. As fiberglass swimming pools begin to get older the gelcoat finish will slowly fade to white over time. Calcium scale deposits happen when your water has too much calcium or from metals in the water. The white flakes are usually are there from calcium deposits that have accumulated over time.
Maintaining a great looking fiberglass pool means keeping the water in balance by maintaining the right chemicals and systems to help eliminate the factors that make calcification possible. One such platform is the Vibranz fiberglass pool care system.