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    balance pak 300

    hello all, i have used baking soda for balance pak 100, i was wandering what the alternative for balance pak 300 is, i have looked on the bottle for the active ingredient but i cannnot find it. will i be able to use an alternative or will i have to use bp300,
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    Re: balance pak 300

    Calcium Chloride is the substitute.
    2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
    Chemical Name CAS# Wt.%
    Calcium chloride 10043-52-4 75 - 97
    Sodium chloride 7647-14-5 1 - 2
    Potassium chloride 7447-40-7 2 - 3
    Water 7732-18-5 0 - 7
    Strontium Chloride 10476-85-4 0 - 1
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    Re: balance pak 300

    You have a vinyl pool - not really necessary unless there is a specific reason to use it? What is your CH level now?
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    Re: balance pak 300

    hello, frustratedpoolmom, i don't use chlorine i use softswim. thank you richard320.
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    Re: balance pak 300

    CH is the abbreviation for calcium. For a vinyl liner pool the recommended CH range is 50-250 ppm. CH levels above 250 may lead to calcium clouding and/or scale.
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    Re: balance pak 300

    sorry i get confused on the abbreviations for calcium hardness and chlorine.
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    Re: balance pak 300

    I have an above ground pool with vinyl liner. Are you saying I don't need to worry about my CH level? Right now it is 59 and the pool store is recommending 175-225 (metric)
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    Re: balance pak 300

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    Yes that is correct, if you have a vinyl liner pool so have no plaster or grout exposed to the water, then you do not need calcium in your pool. See the Recommended Levels article in the Pool School. The reason for having CH and for balancing CH, TA and pH together is to saturate the water with calcium carbonate to protect plaster surfaces (pool plaster contains calcium carbonate). Vinyl pools do not need such protection. The pool store may tell you that it is needed to prevent metal corrosion, but that is not true. If you are interested in the technical details, you can post a question in The Deep End; otherwise, just follow the advice in the Pool School. Please don't mix advice from the pool store with that in the Pool School as pool store advice is often not compatible and is often incorrect.
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