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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 take work.

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 place

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.

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What can baking soda be used for?

Besides baking, it is a great way to raise the Ph in your swimming pool.

How much baking soda do you add to lower the pH level in an above ground pool?

Baking soda will almost certainly raise the pH level in a pool.

Can baking soda lower the pH level in my pool?

No it will raise the pH level. You would use it if your pool was too acidic.

Can you use baking powder to increase the pH level in your swimming pool?

NO. You want sodium bicarbonate (baking SODA)

How do you raise pH level in salt water pool?

Can't beat baking soda!

Can baking soda be used to raise total alkalinity in swimming pool?

Yes, I have done so without problems.

What household chemical is used to raise pH in swimming pools?

By adding baking soda, you can raise the pool's pH. Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is a base, which neutralizes acidity.

Does baking soda lower or raise ph in a swimming pool?

Neither. Baking soda raises the Total Alkalinity. Soda ash raises the pH.

How do you raise the pH levels in your pool?

raising the pH level of the swimming poolThe recommended pH-range for a swimming pool is between 7.2 and 7.8. To raise or lower pH, alkali such as sodium carbonate (soda ash) or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) will added to the water. thanks hope it helps you heaps!!

How much baking soda do you add to a pool to raise the pH level?

around 25 pounds

What happens when the pH level of a swimming pool is 6.8 and you have people in the pool?

Their eyes will burn and they could get blisters. You need to raise the PH level as soon as possible.

Does baking soda raise or lower ph in a pool?

Baking soda raises the ph in a pool.

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