More Info — Alkalinity Adjusters
Total Alkalinity is the measurement of alkaline substances in your pool water. Total Alkalinity is essentially the counterpart to pH, acting as a buffer to stabilize pH levels. Low alkalinity levels in the water can cause the pH level to be unstable or fluctuate easily.
Leslie’s Alkalinity Up active ingredient is sodium bicarbonate, which is used to raise or increase the alkalinity level. High alkalinity levels in the pool can decrease the sanitizing effectiveness of chlorine and makes the pH level difficult to adjust. Leslie’s Dry Acid active ingredient is sodium bisulfate, which is used to lower or reduce the alkalinity level in the pool water.
How do I adjust alkalinity in my pool?
The testing range for Total Alkalinity is between 0–250 ppm (parts per million). A good rule of thumb is to keep your TA levels between 80–120 ppm, but anything between 60–180 ppm is acceptable. Learn more about Total Alkalinity and how to keep it balanced in your pool with this expert article, How to Balance Total Alkalinity in a Pool.
How do I balance my pool water?
Need some tips on how to adjust your swimming pool water chemical levels? Learn how how to test the water chemistry and what is needed to balance the pool water with this in-depth article,