How to Understand Descaling Cycle Frequency on Gaggia Velasca

Descaling Cycle Frequency

If you own a Gaggia Velasca and want to know how frequently you should descale, the chart below can be used to schedule descaling for your machine based on the hardness of your water.



Water Hardness

Without Water Filter

Not Reactivating the Filter


Soft water (up to 7°dH)

Approx. every 6 months / 240 litres

210 litres


Medium water (7° - 14°dH)

Approx. every 3 months / 120 litres

105 litres


Hard water (15° - 21°dH)

Approx. every 6 weeks or 60 litres

52.5 litres


Very hard water (over 21°dH)

Approx. every 4 weeks or 30 litres

26.25 litres

The default water hardness level is 4. Each litre of water corresponds to approximately 2,000 pulses.


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