Asked in pH Levels
What is the Ph level of borax?
Can you lower Ph level in above ground pool with borax?
Asked in pH Levels
How do you raise pH level in pool?
How do you raise ph level in swimming pool and maintain that reading?
Soda ash (sodium carbonate), sold as pH Increaser, pH UP or Arm & Hammer Washing soda, will raise swimming pool pH levels. You can also use borax, sold as 20 Mule Team Borax. How to maintain those levels varies from pool to pool. If you are chlorinating with trichlor tablets, which are acidic, you'll need periodic additions of soda ash or borax to compensate for the acidity in that form of chlorine.
Can you use baking soda to increase the Ph level in your swimming pool?
Baking soda actually raises the total alkalinity of your pool. This does also increase your pH, but should only be used if your test kit shows low alkalinity. Otherwise you'll raise both pH and alkalinity and then have to use alkalinity down. Borax will raise PH and not alkalinity, but it raises it a lot. Start slowly by adding 1/2 box per 10,000 gal of water. Check the pH after 24 hours to see if you need more. Be sure to use only Borax and not detergent with Borax. Answer by TS ( It must not contain detergent ) Only use 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Booster. It can be found at any grocery store. Try using the same amount as you would with PH plus 1 lb. to 10,000 gallons, and wait 2 to 4 hrs. Then check your PH reading. If it's still low, add some more until you get it to 7.2 to 7.8 range. Caution - check your alkalinity before using borax, because borax raises PH only, without affecting your alkalinity. If your alkalinity is also low you can use baking soda 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. Take a look at this web site for more information on Borax. http://www.poolsolutions.com/gd/borax_20mule.html (copy & paste to use link)