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    Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    I know I have seen discussions in the past where people who live in areas where there is no snow (and no ice melt) find it difficult to get cheap Calcium Chloride because shipping kills the deal.

    Staples has 50lb Calcium Chloride for $15.99 with free ship to store or free shipping when you use your Staples Rewards Membership.

    http://www.staples.com/Snow-Joe-MELT...roduct_1917537
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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    WHAT????????? That is NOT a place I would have thought to look for snow melt! Good find!

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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    I am having a serious war with my bargain hunter alter ego, starting to feel like my depression era grandfather "we need to stock up you never know what can happen you may need it". It only takes me 2.5LB to move my CH by 25ppm so what would I do with 50LB? (but it is such a good deal...) anyone want to split one 4 ways (kidding). Still even the 10LB they have for $9 is a decent deal.
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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    I would be careful with htis product. Apparently from the reviews at Amazon it is not really calcium chloride: Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Snow Joe MELT50CC Melt Calcium Chloride Crystals Ice Melter Resealable Bag, 50-Pound
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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    I would be careful with htis product. Apparently from the reviews at Amazon it is not really calcium chloride: Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Snow Joe MELT50CC Melt Calcium Chloride Crystals Ice Melter Resealable Bag, 50-Pound
    Anyone have recommendations for a product they know is good?

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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    I order from The Chemistry Store and have been completely satisfied with both the product and the customer service Calcium Chloride Anhydrous - ChemistryStore.com
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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    I would be careful with htis product. Apparently from the reviews at Amazon it is not really calcium chloride: Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Snow Joe MELT50CC Melt Calcium Chloride Crystals Ice Melter Resealable Bag, 50-Pound
    Good Point! I bought some of this misrepresented junk at wally world. IIRC, it is more sodium chloride than calcium chloride.

    Now, if somebody could find Peladow or Dowflake, I'm all over it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by otter86753 View Post
    I order from The Chemistry Store and have been completely satisfied with both the product and the customer service Calcium Chloride Anhydrous - ChemistryStore.com
    Their prices are nearly on par with Leslie's and with Leslie's there is no shipping involved.... even the 200 miles from the Chemistry Store to me is a killer..... YMMV.

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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    Quote Originally Posted by ewkearns View Post
    with Leslie's there is no shipping involved....
    That depends on where you live and how much time you're willing to spend getting to one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkle View Post
    That depends on where you live and how much time you're willing to spend getting to one.
    I guess I forgot. Having lived in Caney Fork, NC for a couple of years, I feel your pain....

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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    I bought the snow melt off of Amazon and it did NOT raise my CH. Turns out it was not calcium but rather was sodium. Amazon refunded my money and I bought Calcium from Leslie.
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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    Any new cheap source for confirmed calcium chloride? I need about 10 pounds and dont want to buy at Leslie's.
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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    Walmart

    i bought a 25 lb bucket for $25.

    ordered online and delivered to my Neighborhood store.

    no shipping charges
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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    Walmart

    i bought a 25 lb bucket for $25.

    ordered online and delivered to my Neighborhood store.

    no shipping charges
    Can you tell me the brand?

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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    I ordered this Amazon.com : Snow Joe MELT25CCP 25-LB Professional Strength Calcium Chloride Pellets Ice Melter Resealable Bag : Patio, Lawn Garden

    Got the level that pool math stated, so I can confirm this is product works.

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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    yeah, so i bought the 25lb bag too before seeing this thread.

    i did look up the SDS beforehand.https://www.snowjoe.com/images/galle...s%20SDS-R2.pdf

    oddly enough though, the 50# bag doesn't seem to differ in chemical composition from the 25# bag.

    i'm considering draining the pool if there's any merit to their being large amounts of potassium?
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    Re: Cheap Calcium with free shipping from Staples

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    I would be careful with htis product. Apparently from the reviews at Amazon it is not really calcium chloride: Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Snow Joe MELT50CC Melt Calcium Chloride Crystals Ice Melter Resealable Bag, 50-Pound
    You are correct. I wound up getting this real deal Calcium Chloride from Wally World with free ship to store:
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Snow-Joe-...e-Bag/46622635
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