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    Preferred source of Calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate

    Last week I replaced about 40% of my water in order to reduce the CYA, which was up near 100.

    Checking my water yesterday revealed CH of 210, which is low.

    Is there a preference of liquid vs powder and is there a preference for calcium chloride vs calcium chloride dehydrate?

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    Re: Preferred source of Calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate

    Any is fine. More here on pool chems, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: Preferred source of Calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate

    Here is what I bought from Amazon. Amazon.com : North American Salt 50850 Extreme 7300 Calcium Chloride Ice Melter, 50-Pound : Snow And Ice Melting Products : Patio, Lawn Garden

    Hard enough to find deicer in the winter down here, impossible in the summer!

    Of course, Amazon sent me fertilizer, so I had to send it back! They got it right the 2nd time.
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    Re: Preferred source of Calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlahoutex View Post
    Here is what I bought from Amazon. Amazon.com : North American Salt 50850 Extreme 7300 Calcium Chloride Ice Melter, 50-Pound : Snow And Ice Melting Products : Patio, Lawn Garden

    Hard enough to find deicer in the winter down here, impossible in the summer!

    Of course, Amazon sent me fertilizer, so I had to send it back! They got it right the 2nd time.
    I will have the same problem around here. It is a seasonal product. I may still have some left over fro winters past, as I didn't realize we were talking about ice melt.
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    Re: Preferred source of Calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate

    Check the ingredients to make sure it's all Calcium Chloride. I believe this one is 100% (I'm too lazy to go check the bag in the garage!).
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    Re: Preferred source of Calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate

    I bought the same stuff as Marlahoutex from Amazon on July 24 and it was only $23.54 for the 50 lb bag. No idea why Amazon literally doubled the price but you might want to wait a bit to see if it drops. It is pure calcium chloride and it worked great to raise my CH level (dissolved in 5-gal bucket of pool water and poured in front of a deep end return).
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