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Thread: Pot ash

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    Pot ash

    What would the purpose be of putting say 20 lbs of pot ash in a pool at startup in the spring after being down all winter. Something that I heard today and just wondering. After 30 years in the business I still am left wondering on a daily basis.
    Over 30 years in the pool business
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    East Texas

    Re: Pot ash

    To raise the PH.
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    San Rafael, CA USA

    Re: Pot ash

    Potash is potassium carbonate and is for practical purposes the same as soda ash which is sodium carbonate since it's the carbonate that raises the pH and TA while sodium vs. potassium doesn't matter much for pools.
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