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    Soap in pool

    I needed to raise my alkalinity and bought what I thought was arm and hammer baking soda. I needed 5 lbs so I dumped 5lbs in. I think what I got was some type of arm and hammer detergent because this morning I have a lot of soap suds on top of the pool. Any ideas for cleaning this mess up?
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    I cannot help you with the suds, but for future reference, Baking Soda is found in the grocery section, ORANGE box, usually with flour, sugar, and other baking supplies.

    If you are ever looking for Washing soda, (I think to raise pH and TA together) that is on the laundry side, in an YELLOW box.

    Arm & Hammer makes a Laundry detergent (which is what you undoubtedly bought) in an ORANGE box.

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    The most important thing is to monitor and maintain your FC level. You will probably be needing extra chlorine for a day or two, which will help break down the soap. If it persists you can try an enzyme product to speed up the breakdown.
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    So now you put in the dirty washing and start swimming

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