Model # P36050DE
|Total Alkalininity Increaser|
Pool Solutions Total Alkalinity Plus raises the total alkalinity level in swimming pool water to balance pH and prevent eye irritation, equipment corrosion, and plaster etching.The most important step in pool maintenance is keeping the pool water balanced.
|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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What should the alkalinity level be in a swimming pool?
In a swimming pool, the alkalinity should be anywhere between 80-100 ppm.
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.