How do I raise Total Alkalinity ?
To raise Total Alkalinity we recommend using Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate). This will raise the alkalinity more than the pH. We recommend you balance your Total Alkalinity according to your hardness level. You can reference the Hamilton Index for ...
How do I lower Hardness?
To lower Hardness we recommend using Cal Treat if you have a D.E. Filter to remove hardness approx. 200-400ppm. Add 2.5 lbs (one bottle) of Cal Treat per 15,000 gallons. Otherwise, if your source water is 300ppm less hard than your pool water, you ...
How do I raise pH ?
To raise pH we recommend using Easy pH or if not available - Soda Ash (sodium carbonate). This will raise the pH more than the Total Alkalinity. You will need to perform a Base Demand test to accurately determine how much pH increaser you need. We ...
I used Cal Treat and my hardness didn't change.
Cal Treat may fail to lower calcium hardness in two scenarios: Cal Treat is formulated for D.E. filters only. If you used the product in cartridge or sand, there is no guarantee that it will pull the hardness out. You can try using filter aids in ...
How long after using No Dran Acid Wash do I wait to raise the chlorine level?
After using No Dran Acid Wash and the pool's pH and Total Alkalinity are balanced, you can begin to raise your chlorine. We don't recommend you shock, but rather increase your amount of regular sanitation to slowly raise levels back up. This will ...