Would either of these snow melt products work/be safe for pools?

Skenn81

Well-known member
Apr 23, 2018
155
Florida
I have someone up in NJ right now who can pick up some of these for me if they are worth it.


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Pool store sells 50lb labs for $50, so these would be much cheaper if they would work the same based on volume needed to add to my pool in the summer. I could get a couple of these and have them driven back next month to use if it would be the same.
 

superuser

Well-known member
Nov 16, 2020
58
Spring, TX
I used a 50lb. bag of Snow Joe ice melt from Amazon, which I gradually mixed in a bucket to dissolve before introducing it to the pool. It was a tiny bit dirty, but no solid chunks of anything. You could see a little hint of tan in the bucket but once it hit the pool the color and cloudiness was gone. They claim 94% pure calcium chloride, so I have some mystery contaminants but it doesn't seem to have caused me any headache.