Leslie's - Alkalinity Up Increaser
- Alkalinity increaser
- 100% sodium bicarbonate
- Keeps pool free of damage
- Helps maintain a safe swimming environment
- Good for pools, spas, and hot tubs
- Dosage: 1-1/2 lb per 10,000 gallons increases alkalinity level by approximately 10 ppm
- Takes around 4 hours for full circulation of Alkalinity Up
If you're looking to raise your Total Alkalinity without significantly affecting your pH levels, then the perfect solution is Leslie's Alkalinity Up. With 100% sodium bicarbonate, Alkalinity Up will raise your TA(Total Alkalinity) in your pool or spa with ease to make a safe and clean swimming environment.
Raising Total AlkalinityThe ideal ranges for any swimming pool should be between 80 and 120 ppm for Total Alkalinity. Your proper margin for total alkalinity however does vary depending on the sanitizer you use in your water. For example:
Primary Sanitizer Type Ideal TA Range
- Bromine 100-120 ppm
- Cal-hypo 80-100 ppm
- Dichlor 100-120 ppm
- Liquid chlorine 80-100 ppm
- Trichlor 100-120 ppm
Total Alkalinity is necessary to keep your pH levels balanced, and low Total Alkalinity can also cause damage to pools systems and irritation for swimmers. Leslie's Alkalinity Up raises Total Alkalinity levels to more acceptable ranges to prevent such harm and keep the pH where it is. Just add 1-1/2lb of Alkalinity Up for every 10,000 gallons in your swimming pool to raise the alkalinity level by approximately 10 ppm.
Importance of Total Alkalinity
Total Alkalinity Up may be one out of many chemicals you keep in your shed but just like the rest it plays a crucial role in keeping your water chemistry healthy and balanced. Having the right level of Total Alkalinity is essential for having optimal sanitizer performance, protection of your pool and the equipment, and for the comfort of the swimmers. When TA levels are off, it causes the pH to become unstable and can cause metal corrosion and staining of pool surfaces. As well as the pool water itself becomes more acidic, which will cause the occupants of the pool to have eye and skin irritation.
What is the difference between Soda Ash and Alkalinity Up?
Leslie's Soda Ash effects and raises both your Total Alkalinity level and your pH level. Leslie's Alkalinity Up will mainly increase the Total Alkalinity in your water and will keep the pH level the close to the same. The active ingredient in Alkalinity Up is sodium bicarbonate while the active ingredient in Soda Ash is sodium carbonate.
How much should I add to my water?
For Leslie's Alkalinity Up you should add a dosage of 1-1/2 lb for every 10,000 gallons of water being treated to raise total alkalinity level approximately 10 ppm.
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