Weekly pool water test: Uh - Oh. First time since we had our pool built that the chlorine wasn't happening. It's a salt based chlorine generation system... breaks down the salt molecule into sodium and chlorine... via electricity. Nice. No smell. And very little salt is required. So I go to pool store for more salt. "No no," sez man... What's the count?
"You don't need salt - have you cleaned your generator?"
"You have to clean the generator."
"Yeah. When was the last time...?"
So, adventures in instruction manual, plumbing, electricity, acid wash (lookit all the bubbles!)
I worried that even though I thought I had turned off the power, I hadn't, and would pay the price.
Man, was that grid clogged with scale! Exactly what the man said. I dipped in it acid at precisely the correct mixture, and amazingly didn't get any on myself. Here's 5 gallons of nasty mixture waiting for me to goof. History would suggest at minimum a nice scar.
But no. I triumph. Cheat fate. Live large. Keep skin.