eBay 50lb bucket worth it?

primuspaul

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Sep 3, 2018
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NYC area
I used to get the cal hypo from Walmart, but it looks like this 50 lb bucket is unstabilized (good) and a significantly better deal! Confirm/deny?

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jblizzle

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Tucson, AZ
Math looks reasonable.
You will need to monitor your rising Calcium levels to avoid scaling.
Granted in your location you likely get a fair amount of rain in the short season and drain off a good bit of the pool for the winter, so the CH rise may not be a problem.

Are you setting and monitoring your CYA level and then maintaining the proper FC level for it? FC/CYA Chart
 

primuspaul

Well-known member
Sep 3, 2018
68
NYC area
Math looks reasonable.
You will need to monitor your rising Calcium levels to avoid scaling.
Granted in your location you likely get a fair amount of rain in the short season and drain off a good bit of the pool for the winter, so the CH rise may not be a problem.

Are you setting and monitoring your CYA level and then maintaining the proper FC level for it? FC/CYA Chart
I'm SLAMing right now. Total CYA added was 40, but level was only 25 shortly after addition. I think it takes a bit to dissolve. Trying to keep FC at 12. Will test CYA tomorrow.