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Does anyone know if water softener salt pellets be good to melt snow this winter like you regular salt to melt snow.please let me know

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They're way too large to do the job efficiently. You will basically be using way too much salt to get the job done, and will poison the soil around your sidewalks.

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Water softener salt pellets are not efficient in melting snow because they contain Potassium Chloride. On the other hand, calcium chloride is the better choice if you want to melt snow. Read more, www.ehow.com/facts_5994378_calcium-chloride-de_icer.html.

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The salt used to melt ice/snow is much finer than water softener (rock) salt. But it becomes ineffective at temperatures below 0º. It is better to use Calcium Chloride or Magnesium Chloride products.
However, there's a new product called, "Magic Salt" that is vodka based (no you can't eat or drink it). Here's a link: http://www.wane.com/dpp/news/Local-WANE-Magic-Salt

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Of course it melts ice. It works just great!! As you walk or drive on it depending on the structure such as pellets it will be crushed into smaller granules. You can even use a brine solution as a preventative prior to freezes. The large pellets also seem to work better for traction of already accumulated ice snow for a driveway. I have been using the stuff for over 50 years and salt is still salt…calcium chloride

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