How long to run pool after adding calcium?

DanaSC

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May 16, 2012
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Lexington, SC
I just added calcium. I searched the forum but couldn't find anything easy on how long to run the pool afterwards. Thank you!
 

YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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I'd run it all day.. 24 hours even. I like to be sure and with calcium and salt I think a day is a good rule of thumb.

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Maddie :flower:
 

AUSpool

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I mix it in a bucket and pour into the skimmer with the pump on. I leave the pump on for about an hour but I guess just long enough the get it through the system and out into the pool would work. Mixing in a bucket is exothermic, the water calcium / chloride mix gets warm.

The pool chemical page doesn't give a TFP preferred method of adding? Maybe someone could edit that.:wink:

Opps, cancel that, the offical method is:
Calcium products should be spread across the surface of the deep end of the pool.
I still prefer mixing in a bucket and tipping slowly down the skimmer, is there anything wrong with that?
 

AUSpool

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I wouldn't add it through the skimmer.
Will a high concentration calcium solution react with anything as it goes through the system? I suspect there is a high potential for calcification within the SWG.

Would mixing in a bucket and pouring in the deep end or into a return stream the same as acid work?
 

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