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    How do I add washing soda to my pool?

    So my new pool startup was 3 days ago and my pH is still less than 6.8 with a TA of zero. My FC is fine at 6 and the CYA is starting to increase @ 10.

    I think it is time to add washing soda. How do I add it? Stocking over a return? Is this the right choice?
    Dave
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    Washing soda would be fine, or you can use baking soda and borax. The best way to add washing soda is to pre-dissolve it in a bucket of pool water and then add the mixture slowly to the skimmer. You can also distribute the powder across the surface of the pool, though there are some minor risks to that approach (you don't want the powder settling on the bottom undissolved).
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    Excellent. I will let you know how it goes. And as always.....THANKS!!!!!!
    Dave
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