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Thread: Where to buy calcium chloride in Orange County, CA

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    Where to buy calcium chloride in Orange County, CA

    Aside from my local pool store, do you know where I can find the recommended alternatives such as deicer? We don't have a need for deicer here in Southern Cali. I will need 38 lbs of Calcium Chloride this weekend after a RO treatment. it's $66 for a 50 lb bucket of Hardness Plus from Leslie's which is OK I guess. I shouldn't ever need any more for a few years if I do things right.
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    Re: Where to buy calcium chloride in Orange County, CA

    Try the pool sections hat hardware stores, the Local Ace hardware has Calcium Increaser in very nice screw top 5 gallon pails for about $25 here.
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    Re: Where to buy calcium chloride in Orange County, CA

    You may wish to give these guys a call: Calcium Chloride - Hill Brothers Chemical Co.

    They're located in the OC area. If they don't sell directly to consumers, maybe they can provide a source locally that's cheaper than the PS.

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    Never mind - they don't sell directly to consumers and don't have a distributor near you. They did suggest you contact a nearby concrete ready mixing company to see if they have any around that they would sell you.
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    Re: Where to buy calcium chloride in Orange County, CA

    Thanks for the suggestion guys. I think I'll just buy the PS hardener. After I start the BBB method, I won't have to ever buy it again anyway, until the tap water I add in necessitates another RO filtration.
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    Re: Where to buy calcium chloride in Orange County, CA

    I would suggest testing to see what your levels are after the RO treatment - before adding anything. When you add the calcium, try to stay on the low end of the recommended levels refilling do to evaporation will certainly cause the CH to increase over time.

    If you don't mind me asking, what's an RO treatment cost in Orange County nowadays?
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    Re: Where to buy calcium chloride in Orange County, CA

    The RO cost me $500 (normally $550, but he had a coupon). I highly recommend him. I'll copy a yelp review I have later on.
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