For the last year I've been using unstabilized calcium hypochlorite to sanitize my pool. Initially I was using liquid chlorine, but switched to calcium hypochloride granules for convenience. However, after using this for a year or so I've noticed that my calcium hardness is at around 1000ppm. I understand that it's difficult to reduce this number without draining some water from the pool, but I'm curious as to whether anyone has had success using any other method. After googling and reading these forums I've heard of people reducing their calcium hardness with various degrees of success, but I'm seeing mixed information about the side effects of using water softeners and whatnot.
Additionally, would you guys recommend that I stop using calcium hypochloride? I have been considering switching back to liquid chlorine, but it's less convient due to the limited shelf life and higher cost.
I appreciate any advice that anyone has, thanks in advance!