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 recommended ranges.
Assuming a 10,000 gallon pool, to raise the Total Alkalinity by 10ppm requires 1.25 lbs Baking Soda*.
*It's recommended that you add no more than 1 pound per 10,000 gallons at one time. Doing so could result in some staining. Add the Baking Soda, brush, repeat.
How do I lower Total Alkalinity?
To lower Total Alkalinity we recommend using Easy Acid or - if not available - Sodium Bisulfate. This will lower the alkalinity strongly while keeping the pH relatively stable. We recommend you balance your Total Alkalinity according to your water ...
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 ...
Where should I keep my Total Alkalinity?
We base our Alkalinity recommendations based on your pool's hardness and surface type. However, as a general rule of thumb, maintaining your Alkalinity between 70 and 80 ppm is good for most pools. This will prevent stains and scale.
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 ...
How do I raise Hardness?
To raise Hardness we recommend using calcium hardness increaser (calcium chloride). Assuming a 10,000 gallon pool, for every 10ppm increase in Hardness add 1.25 calcium chloride to pool.