Ice Melt for Pools
Ice Melt for Pools
If you are looking for a great way to keep your pool safe and open all year, then ice melt is the answer. Ice melt can be applied differently depending on what type of ice-melt product you use and how much protection you need from winter weather. In this blog post, we will talk about nine types of ice melt products available to find one that meets your needs.
9 Types of Ice Melt for Pools
This type of ice melt is typically the least expensive. Rock salt works well on decks and walkways outside, but its effectiveness inside a pool depends on how much water it can dissolve. Again, this type of ice melt is the least expensive.
This product dissolves quickly and works well on pool water, giving it a nice soft feel as it does not contain any chlorides that can harm your skin or eyes when contacted with water. This type of ice melt also provides excellent protection for outdoor patios and walkways because it stays liquid longer than many other types.
However, magnesium chloride must be reapplied more often than rock salt because its effect lasts only about an hour in temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-0°C).
This is another great option for your pool. It is less expensive than the other two options listed here, and it is more effective at colder temperatures. However, potassium chloride does not dissolve quickly in water like magnesium chloride or rock salt do, so you will need to reapply this kind of ice-melt often for best results. Also, potassium chloride is slightly less effective than magnesium chloride at warmer temperatures.
This type of ice melt works well on both decking and pool water, making it a good all-around option for protection against the winter weather. Again, this product does not contain chlorides which can harm your skin or eyes when contacted with water.
This type of ice melt comes with a polymer that protects for up to four weeks at 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-0°C). This product dissolves more slowly, so you’ll need less maintenance if using this option because reapplying may be required multiple times per day or week depending on weather conditions.
Additionally, frostline’s ability to stay liquid longer makes it ideal for areas where regular snow plowing occurs, such as driveways and walkways near pools or decks. The downside? Frostline can get costly when applied at higher levels.
While this type of ice melt is less expensive than frontline, calcium chloride does not work well on the pool water. Calcium chloride works best for walkways and decks because it melts faster, which makes reapplication necessary about once per hour in temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-0°C).
This ice melt for pools is the most expensive. However, it does work well on the pool water and provides long-lasting protection for about four weeks at 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-0°C)
Potassium acetate has a similar effect to sodium acetate but is less expensive.
This product also works well on the pool water and provides long-lasting protection for about four weeks at 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-0°C). It can be applied differently because it comes as flakes, granules, or pellets depending on what you are looking for.
Like many of the other types of ice melt that work best with pools, this one does not contain chlorides, harming your skin or eyes when contacted with water. Additionally, magnesium acetate has some benefits over calcium chloride, such as combining liquid and solid forms into a single product, so they don’t have to be reapplied separately.
At NorthRock Minerals, we produce some of the market’s best ice melt for pools. We offer our ice melt in a variety of package sizes and types to best suit your needs. Check out our products today and find out why we’re the best option for your pool.