Model # P36025DE
|Total Alkalinity Increaser|
Pool Solutions Total Alkalinity Plus raises the total alkalinity level in your pool to balance pH. Balances pool water to help prevent eye irritation, equipment corrosion, and plaster etching.
|Amount of Sodium Bicarbonate needed to increase Alkalinity|
|Desired Increase||Pool volume in gallons|
|10 ppm||.14 lbs.||.7 lbs.||1.4 lbs.||2.8 lbs.||7 lbs.||14 lbs.|
|20 ppm||.28 lbs.||1.4 lbs.||2.8 lbs.||5.6 lbs.||14 lbs.||28 lbs.|
|30 ppm||.42 lbs.||2.1 lbs.||4.2 lbs.||8.4 lbs.||21 lbs.||42 lbs.|
|40 ppm||.56 lbs.||2.8 lbs.||5.6 lbs.||11.2 lbs.||28 lbs.||56 lbs.|
|50 ppm||.70 lbs.||3.5 lbs.||7 lbs.||14.0 lbs.||35 lbs.||70 lbs.|
|*Caution: Do not add more than 10 lbs. per 10,000 gallons of water at one time. If the pool needs more than this, add the 10 lbs./10,000 gallons amount then retest 12 hours later. After testing, you can make the necessary adjustments. If the alkalinity is 50 ppm or lower, test for the presence of metals in the water before adjusting the alkalinity.|
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How much of this alkalinity increaser or sodium bicarbonate can I add to my pool at once?
You should only add up to 10 lbs. per 10,000 gallons of pool water of our alkalinity increaser per treatment if needed. Also we advise to mix with pool water first and not to add any other chemicals in conjunction with it. Follow the printed instructions if unsure and leave the pool running for 24 hrs after ward for proper circulation of the chemical.
My test kit only check for chlorine and pH. What does the alkalinity do?
Total Alkalinity is a measure of the "buffering capacity" of water, or its ability to resist a change in pH. Low Total Alkalinity can cause: etching of pool plaster, corrosion of metal parts, staining of the pool surfaces, etc. High Total Alkalinity can cause cloudy water, burning of eyes, chlorine being ineffective, etc.
What can we use in our salt water pool to lower the alkalinity?
To decrease the alkalinity level in you pool, you can use dry acid, muriatic acid or simply partially drain and refill the pool. Just use caution as the acid will bring down the pH as well.
I just purchased a house with a pool. I tested the pool water and according to the chart, I need to adjust the pH, alkalinity, chlorine and calcium hardness levels. How much of each do I need to add to my pool?
The amounts of each chemical you will need to add will depend on the volume of the swimming pool (gallons) and the actual chemical levels. You can use our How To Guide for reference.
4 to 8 hrs
(5 out of 5 stars) Alkalinity Increaser
Reviewed By: J Mark A. from Houston, TX ()
Pros: Good Product and Price
Great product at good price and arrived on time. I compared this product with other company's alkalinity increaser and this product had higher active ingredients and was lower in price.