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 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 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 ...
Why do I keep getting copper stains?
Copper stains can be coming from a number of places, including but not limited to: copper-based algaecides copper plumbing heat exchangers source water Also, an alkalinity above 100ppm is usually a factor. To prevent copper stains we recommend ...
Why do I keep getting iron stains?
Iron stains can be coming from a number of places, including but not limited to: well water fertilizer galvanized pipes soil run-off Also, an alkalinity above 100ppm is usually a factor. To prevent iron stains we recommend lowering your Total ...
Where should I keep my pH?
In general we recommend you keep your pH between 7.8 to 8.2. This is the most efficient for chlorine consumption and maintenance. You can read more about how we balance by checking out the Hamilton Index.