Does Shock Raise pH Level in Pool or SPA? FIND OUT

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Shock (Chlorine Pool Shock a.k.a Calcium Hypochlorite) (BUY ON AMAZON) naturally raise the pH level of your swimming pool water. On the other hand, Chlorine free shock has a neutral pH, and will not affect any of your pool chemical levels.

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Does Chlorine affect pH?

Using liquid chlorine increases water PH level. Liquid choline levels cannot raise PH but when added to your pool, liquid chlorine (which has a PH of 13) makes HOCI (hypochlorous acid – the killing form of chlorine) and NaOH (sodium hydroxide), which raises pH.

Does Shock Raise Ph?

Shock is chlorine, in a high dose, meant to shock your pool and raise the chlorine level quickly. Chlorine tabs (placed in a floater, chlorinator, or skimmer basket) maintain a chlorine residual in the water. You do need to use both tabs and shock.

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Does Shock Raise Ph

Can You Add Shock and Chlorine at The Same Time?

Well, it depends. If you will be adding Stain & Scale chemicals a day before or several days after, then you can shock a pool and chlorine at the same time. If not, do not do it.

Author: Howard S. Baldwin

My name is Howard S. Baldwin. I am a work-at-home dad to three lovely girls, Jane + Hannah + Beauty. I have been blogging for the last 3 years. I worked for other Home and Lifetsyle blogs, did hundreds of product reviews and buyers’ guides. Prior to that, I was a staff accountant at a big accounting firm. Needless to say, researching and numbers are my passion. My goal is to be an informative source for any topic that relates to DIY life and homemaking.

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