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pool chemicals

Postby rainhill » Sat 15 Apr, 2006 09:28

at one time there was a discussion on this site about using clorox and baking soda as chemicals in the pool. can anyone tell about using these?

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Postby Pool Help » Sat 15 Apr, 2006 17:26

Clorox: a bleach which usually contains about 5% chlorine. Active ingredient is sodium hypochlorite (sodium hypo). Can be used for chlorination or shock treatments. The pool needs conditioner (cyanuric acid) if you use bleach for daily chlorine needs. pH is high so may require additional pH reducer to keep pool pH normal. Bleach is such a weak form of chlorine that you have to use large amounts to get the chlorine the pool needs.

Baking soda: or sodium bicarbonate is an alkalinity increaser. It achieves a maximum pH far below pH increaser, but increases the total alkalinity very rapidly. Almost all available alkalinity increasers are, in practice, sodium bicarbonate.

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