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Adding 2 oz. of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) per 1000 gallons of water will raise the alkalinity 10 parts per million. Despite raising the alkalinity to the desired level in my vinyl-sided pool the pH was not adversely affected.

Increasing the pH of the water without affecting the alkalinity is very easy, but there is a trick. With the pump motor on and water circulating, add the sodium bicarb. in the deep end of the pool and work your way around the perimeter. This will raise the pH with minimal effect on the alkalinity.

Keep your pH around 7.6-7.8, not 7.2-7.4. Most "pool experts" tell you 7.2-7.4 but they are using an index that your local water company uses which obviously should not be used for pool. There's a big difference between a water treatment system and your pool. You can't treat them the same.

The chart you need is in the link below.

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Can you use baking soda on the pool?

Yes, to raise total alkalinity. It will not raise pH Total alkalinity (TA) is a buffer for pH. the higher the TA in a pool the harder it is to get the pH to move.


Will chlorine shock raise the TA?

Chlorine will not raise the total alkalinity level in a pool. However, if you are trying to raise the total alkalinity, you can add small amounts of baking soda.


Can you use soda ash to raise the PH IN YOUR pool if so how will this affect the alkalinity?

Yes you can. In fact pool stores will sell you soda ash. It's pretty much the only place you can get the stuff. It will raise the Total Alkalinity and the PH of your pool.


When can you swim after adding alkalinity to pool water?

Your question is confusing. You do not add alkalinity to a pool, alkalinity is a measurable component of a pools chemical balance. You normally only have to worry if a pools alkalinity is low and then the only impact is on the pool equipment. Baking soda is added to raise alkalinity, which is harmless to people so you can add baking soda to a pool while people are in it.


Will borax raise the alkalinity of a swimming pool?

20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Booster (sodium tetraborate), be found at many grocery stores will raise your pool's pH, but it will not have as much effect on your pool's alkalinity as baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, Alk Up) or soda ash (sodium carbonate, pH Up) If your alkalinity is low you can use baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to raise your alkalinity and PH. Baking Soda raises PH and Alkalinity at the same time. Baking Soda has the same ingredients as Alkalinity plus, but half the price.


How much soda do you need to raise the pH from less than 6.8 in a 4K gallon pool?

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

Yes, I have done so without problems.


What will result if sodium bicarbonate is used to lower ph in a swimming pool?

Bicarbonate will RAISE the pH and total alkalinity.


Can baking soda be used to raise alkalinity in a pool that is using a saltwater chlorinator?

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