I found this quote on the Pool Solutions website in the tips section:
(Adding calcium increaser (calcium chloride) and alkalinity increaser (sodium bicarbonate) is a recipe for a BIG mess: an extremely milky looking pool that is slow to clean up.)
Last year was the first summer with our pool and long story short the learning curve for care led me to a situation of very low Calcium in the pool. I wanted to bring the levels up to the high normal range so I bought a bucket of Hypo Cal granules. I am using this to chlorinate my pool for now and it seems to be working very well.
I have very good numbers for now and I do have the TF-100 test kit.
I am using the BBB method with the temporary exception of the Hypo cal and this quote made me wonder.
I know that Calcium Chloride and Hypo Cal aren’t exactly the same thing but I’m not sure.
If I ad Baking Soda will I have problems?
What makes the milky mess and why is it slow to clean up?