Source for buying Calcium Chloride. Usually get this from my local concrete plant but they are not allowing retail customers at plant due to Covid-19. I’m in Atlanta so not many local sources for ice melt. Any ideas or online bulk sources?
Sort of depends on your fill water CH and evaporation. If you have to add fill water that has CH in it due to evaporation, then leave it and let your pH reside at a higher level of 7,8 or so. If you gets loads of rain and never have to add fill water, then raise your CH to 250-300 ppm .
I’m in North Texas and have owned this pool for a little over a year so I’ve only paid attention that long, but so far I would say in the summer we have to fill every couple weeks due to evaporation. The CH level has never really fluctuated beyond 200-225 even with refilling every couple weeks. pH is always riding high, I add muriatic acid All the time to lower it to 7.6 but it quickly gets to 7.8 and then slightly more slowly goes up to 8.2 if I’m not aggressive about it.
Slightly south and central to DFW, we do get rain, definitely not arid or anything. I actually finally got my waterfall fixed today, before it was only successfully running once a month (if that), so no not continuous. Primary pump was spitting air bubbles for a long time, finally got it fixed as well a couple of weeks ago, but I still see the pH rise pretty fast. Alkalinity runs around 70.