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    Adding Baking Soda.

    I need to add some baking soda to my pool.
    What I don't know is where/how to add it.

    Do I just throw some into the pool and let it sink to the bottom?
    Should I dissolve it first?
    Do I put it into the intake/filter basket so that it can run through the filter and back out to the pool via the returns..?


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    Re: Adding Baking Soda.

    Baking soda is very forgiving/flexible. You can add it any of several ways. It is good to be in the habit of pre-dissolving chemicals in a bucket of water and then pouring the bucket slowly in front of a return. However, with baking soda that isn't really required and you can just pour it slowly into a skimmer if you want.
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    Re: Adding Baking Soda.

    Yeah, I usually prefer to dissolve things first, though some products note on the package to NOT dissolve them first.
    I added maybe 2-3 pounds of pre-dissolved baking soda yesterday evening. Will check my alkalinity again today, hopefully it will help me to bring up my pH too, along with some more pH plus.

    Thanks again.

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