To raise alkalinity without raising PH in your pool, you should use an alkalinity increase, baking soda or do aeration (video in the later part of the content).
I know what you’re thinking now – Is it even possible to raise my pool’s alkalinity level without adding to the PH? Yes, you can achieve the desired result with ease but you will need to master the art of how to raise alkalinity in the pool without raising pH.
How To Raise Alkalinity Without Raising Ph
The secret we want to reveal to you is AERATION!
Remember, your pool’s total alkalinity and PH levels are opposite North and South and what you do to alkalinity will take its toil on the PH levels.
- Circulate the air in your pool every time you raise the total alkalinity level in your pool.
- Then introduce some form of movements inside your swimming pool by using waterfalls, slides, turning pool motor or even hiring an air pump and inserting the hose into your pool to add air into the water.
That’s it! Many pool experts recommend it and pool owners have tried and tested it.
Causes of Low Levels of Alkalinity
Your in-ground pool or above ground pools may suffer from low levels of alkalinity because of the following reasons:
- It might have been flooded or rained. That could lower the alkalinity levels.
- You might have drained or backwashed all water and add in new ones with low alkalinity
- You might have lowered it yourself using alkalinity reducers like dry acid or muriatic acid. Here, you will need to add just the right portion to restore it to the right level.
Raising Alkalinity Levels
You can follow the following steps when raising the total alkalinity.
- Test the current total alkalinity – Testing the current alkalinity level helps you to understand how low or high the alkalinity level is. You need to raise it if it is less than 80 ppm.
- Purchase sodium bicarbonate – Use enough that will actually work. You will use more than 5 pounds if the alkalinity level is super low.
- Know the amount to add – Discover how much baking soda you will need to add to your swimming pool. Simply add one-half of the recommended amounts to avoid adding too much chemical in your pool.
- Dilute – Using the instruction on the product lable, you should dilute the baking soda.
- Add to your pool – You can add sodium bicarbonate in the powdered form without causing any harm. However, ensure that you avoid the wind when adding it.
Raising alkalinity without increasing PH is no magic. So, you need to follow our instructions carefully and with constant practice, you too will perfect the art.