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    Baking soda's impact on pH

    My current question is on the ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry article. There is a sentence that says " It is often best to make large TA adjustments in a couple of steps, testing the water after each one, as adding large quantities of baking soda can raise the PH a little and you don't want the PH going out of range.". Shouldn't the "little" be changed to "a lot"?
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    Re: Baking soda's impact on pH

    The article is correct as it is written. Baking Soda has only a negligible effect on pH. Refer to the "Effects of adding chemicals" section of Pool Math
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    Re: Baking soda's impact on pH

    It is a very minor caveat.
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