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    Peladow Ice Melt Pellets for Calcium Hardness increaser?

    Hi, After reading some ways to lower my chemical bills on this forum and needing to increase my calcium hardness I was able to find a 50# bag of Peladow Calcium Chloride Pellets for $17. They are small pellets maybe the size of BB's and I think would dissolve fairly well. My question though is I noticed on the bag it lists 4 ingredients.

    Calcium Chloride 90-97%
    Water 2-6%
    Sodium Chloride No % listed
    Strontium Chloride No % Listed
    Potassium Chloride No % Listed

    Is this safe to use as a Calcium Hardness increaser?

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    Re: Peladow Ice Melt Pellets for Calcium Hardness increaser?

    Yes. It's even mentioned by name in Pool School. http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...pool-chemicals
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    Re: Peladow Ice Melt Pellets for Calcium Hardness increaser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Yes. It's even mentioned by name in Pool School. http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...pool-chemicals
    Thanks...I wonder why the bag lists containing the last three ingredients yet doesn't list any percentage of the each?

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    Re: Peladow Ice Melt Pellets for Calcium Hardness increaser?

    can i ask where you found that at?

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    Re: Peladow Ice Melt Pellets for Calcium Hardness increaser?

    Quote Originally Posted by petes914 View Post
    Thanks...I wonder why the bag lists containing the last three ingredients yet doesn't list any percentage of the each?
    Because there are no quantities of that element in the product mix. It is easier for the manufacturer to leave the lable with 0% or not listed rather than create a new print run. Same lables are used across their product line and they may have commercial items that include Strontium and/or Potassium. Nice find this time of year for a good price. Saved yourself quite a few $$.
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    Re: Peladow Ice Melt Pellets for Calcium Hardness increaser?

    Am only able to find the Ice Melt in my area with the Roadrunner printed on bag (40 lbs). Ingredients are Sodium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride but no indication of their concentration. Will it work or pass and get at pool store?


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    Re: Peladow Ice Melt Pellets for Calcium Hardness increaser?

    Quote Originally Posted by miles267 View Post
    Am only able to find the Ice Melt in my area with the Roadrunner printed on bag (40 lbs). Ingredients are Sodium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride but no indication of their concentration. Will it work or pass and get at pool store?


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    That will most certainly not work...there's probably very little calcium in that product. Most ice melt products are inexpensive and contain little calcium chlorine and often lots of salt and magnesium chloride...and lots of grit and dirt.

    You want a product that is mostly pure calcium chloride, nothing else.
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    Re: Peladow Ice Melt Pellets for Calcium Hardness increaser?

    Appreciate the clarification. This is exactly why I did not purchase. Seems most retailers selling same ice melt "blends." May ultimately need to order the pure version online.


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    Re: Peladow Ice Melt Pellets for Calcium Hardness increaser?

    Calcium chloride is relatively expensive compared to sodium or magnesium chloride. Also, there is a slight hazard with calcium chloride that it has a very large and exothermic heat of hydration. When you dissolve calcium chloride in a bucket water, the water can heat up significantly. So transportation, handling and storage of calcium chloride requires more cost as well. Outside of the snow belt climates, pure calcium chloride is hard to find in retail stores.
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