Measuring & Adding Calcium Hardness Increaser

Butterfly

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May 31, 2007
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:? I need to add Calcium Hardness Increaser to the pool, but need to know how to measure by CUPS FULL.... (it was given to us by pb in broken bag & dh put in bucket) Here are my #'s:
FC......3.5
CC.....0
TC.....3.5
pH.....7.5
Alk.....100
Cal.....200
CYA.....20 (but added some today trying to bump to around 40)
Temp...85

I think the range is 200 to 400 and we would like to seek the middle ground, around 300, if you think that is appropriate. Also, I would like to add the increaser to the skimmer, if okay? Thanks in advance. Joyce
 

JasonLion

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Most powdered chemicals are around 1/2 lb per cup. This can vary by 20-30% depending on how finely ground it is and how much the powder is packed down.