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 hardness. Refer to the Hamilton Index for specific recommendations.
Assuming 10,000 gallon pool, for every 10ppm desired decrease in Total Alkalinity, add 2 pounds of Easy Acid or Sodium Bisulfate.
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 pH?
To lower pH we recommend using No Mor Muriatic Acid or - if not available - liquid acid. This will lower the pH strongly. We recommend a pH range of 7.8 to 8.2. Refer to the Hamilton Index for additional information. We also recommend first balancing ...
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 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 ...
I used Pink Treat and my pool turned green.
If you used Pink Treat and shocked and the pool water turned green it's likely you have metal in the water. We recommend you lower your Total Alkalinity to below 80 ppm, and add Pool Stain Treat.