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    What's the best way to add calcium chloride

    Need to raise ch have to add 300 oz by volume but don't want to stain new liner thank you for your help
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    Re: What's the best way to add calcium chloride

    Vinyl pools generally don't need much calcium. Can you post test results to confirm?
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    Vinyl pools generally don't need much calcium. Can you post test results to confirm?
    I just found a few posts about vinyl and calcium I didn't know that it's not necessary in a vinyl pool , the test showed that ch was 70 I thought I had to add it that's why I asked , so I guess I'm good at 70 thanks for your help I'm still finding my way around the site thanks again for your help
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    Re: What's the best way to add calcium chloride

    As long as you're not having some kind of strange water clarity issue or foaming of some kind, low CH in a vinyl pool is generally not a problem per se. If you get a lot of rain water spillover in your area or your fill water is very soft, then it's often a good idea to have some calcium chloride on hand to bump it up if it goes below 50ppm or so. Other than that, there's really no reason to add CH as long as you keep you pH and TA at recommended levels.

    Are you testing your own water regularly?
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    Re: What's the best way to add calcium chloride

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    As long as you're not having some kind of strange water clarity issue or foaming of some kind, low CH in a vinyl pool is generally not a problem per se. If you get a lot of rain water spillover in your area or your fill water is very soft, then it's often a good idea to have some calcium chloride on hand to bump it up if it goes below 50ppm or so. Other than that, there's really no reason to add CH as long as you keep you pH and TA at recommended levels.

    Are you testing your own water regularly?
    Yes we had rain twice this week today was my first chance to test it and more rain coming tonight I have another question what's the best way to test for accurate ph here's my results from today fc was 0 ,ph was between 7.5 and 8.2 ,TA was 70 ,ch was 70 , cya was 20 I used the pool calculater and it told me to add 80 oz of bleach (Walmart brand) ,76oz of arm n hammer ,and 38 oz of cya , I added the bleach and waited an hour I just added baking soda now I was goin to run filter as usual ( 6 hours on 6 hours off its pumps the pool 2.5 times in 6hours) I was goin to recheck in about 2 hrs and see where I'm at , I'm using TF 100 test kit any suggestions on any other test kits as far as the ph is concerned thank you for your help
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    Re: What's the best way to add calcium chloride

    Thanks to everyone for the help here are my new readings I think I'm on my way
    Fc 5.5
    Cc 0.5
    Ph 7.8
    Ta 110
    Ch 70
    Cya 37

    Going to add some liquid cya to bring it up some pool math calling for 14oz
    Thanks again for all the help
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