Can baking soda be used in a swimming pool to raise the pH level?
Yes you can. It would be cheaper to go to the pool store and get
sodium bicarb (same
Sodium bicarb. works great.
Having a properly balanced pool is not difficult, but it does
I'm the pool operator at our local YMCA and keeping an 80,000
gallon pool balanced is pretty easy, once you all the elements in
and know what you're doing.
Chlorine 3.5-4.5, alkalinity 80-100, pH 7.6-7.8, not 7.2,
hardness 150-250, not up to 400.
You have to stay on top of it because the chlorine can go down
in a matter of hours if no one properly checks it.
Just be sure your getting the right info. The index most pool
operators use comes from public water systems, not from pools.
Also, be sure the public pool you attend follows the proper
procedures for pool closures and decontamination.
I know of a few that just scoop out what they can, check the
chlorine, and call it good.
to learn everything about pH.