Calcium Chloride

drewgost

Well-known member
Sep 7, 2016
126
MA
I just want to get clarification please, any brand of ice melt will increase the pool Ch as in (North American Salt 50850 Extreme 7300 Calcium Chloride Ice Melter, 50-Pound) from an older posting.

Thanks
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
18,959
Northern NJ
Calcium hardness can be raised with calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate. They are available in some areas as Peladow, Dowflake, Tetra Flake, or Tetra 94, often sold as a deicer by hardware stores, and some big box stores, in colder climates. Pool stores will carry either calcium chloride or calcium chloride dihydrate under a variety of names, including Hardness Plus, Balance Pak 300, Calcium Hardness Increaser, etc.

Calcium products should be spread across the surface of the deep end of the pool.
 

drewgost

Well-known member
Sep 7, 2016
126
MA
Yes thank you ajw, I did see that I just wanted to be sure we are talking about the same stuff I throw on my frozen driveway :oops:
Seems strange to me but I have got nothing but great advice from TFP and my pool looks great.

Thanks again,

Drew
 

DirtyPoolz

Active member
May 18, 2020
43
Northern VA
Hey guys - I’m looking for a good source of calcium chloride. I went to Home Depot today and after 30 minutes they found a bag of road runner brand ice melt. It wasn’t what was listed online. I didn’t take it cause it seemed to have a bunch of other chemicals in it. Could someone link a good cheap source easily available online? I am having issues finding the recommended chemicals.

I found this at sams club.

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champishair

New member
May 31, 2018
4
southeast pa
Recently purchased this from tractor supply and it worked well:
Free shipping to store, so $1/lb was about as cheap as I could find without going with ice melt with questionable ingredients...
 
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DirtyPoolz

Active member
May 18, 2020
43
Northern VA
Recently purchased this from tractor supply and it worked well:
Free shipping to store, so $1/lb was about as cheap as I could find without going with ice melt with questionable ingredients...
I have one right by my house! Thanks! I was looking at spending a lot more for something that said pool to be on the safe side.