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Thread: CH Substitute - Vaporizer. Is it ok to use in Pool?

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    Yardley, PA

    CH Substitute - Vaporizer. Is it ok to use in Pool?

    Infrequent poster here since almost every question has been asked in the past. That's what a search function is for, so thanks to all of the Mod's and answer guys.

    I need to raise my CH from 150 to 250 in my 30k inground plaster pool. CH dropped likely due to water turnover during the winter. Anyway, looking for a substitute, I grabbed a bag of Vaporizer Ice Melt from my local Auto Parts store ($9 for a 40lb bag - score).

    The MSDS has the following:


    Is it safe to use this stuff in my pool? I suspect that it is a mix of Calcium and salt. Funny thing is yesterday I added 550lb of salt getting ready to start my SWG. Salt level was 3500 this morning so it appears I have a little room to play. Pool math indicates I need 25lbs to get to the 250 level.

    If not well I have a start on next years salt supply for the driveway.
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    SW Louisiana

    Re: CH Substitute - Vaporizer. Is it ok to use in Pool?

    Well it looks like it is about 90% salt, I think would probably be better off with something else to raise CH.

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    North Central WV

    Re: CH Substitute - Vaporizer. Is it ok to use in Pool?

    It looks like there's plenty of Home Depots in your area. They have 50 lb bags of Calcium Chloride flake for $17.97.
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