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    Arm and hammer clear balance?

    Does anyone know what could be the ingrediant in this new pool maintenancwe product by Arm And hammer?
    24.5k gallons, IG, vinyl, 24 inches sand filter hydropro 063030 sf, hayward pump 1,5 hp c48m2n111b4q

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    Re: Arm and hammer clear balance?

    I think it is mostly just baking soda and something to raise the pH to counter the acidity of trichlor tablets.

    Probably not worth using for most members here.
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    Re: Arm and hammer clear balance?

    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    San Rafael, CA USA

    Re: Arm and hammer clear balance?

    We generally buy and use only those chemicals that are needed. So if you need to raise the TA, then you get pure baking soda. The clarifier in this specialized Arm & Hammer product is not normally needed. If one maintains the properly FC and CYA levels in their pool, then the pool should remain clear and not need any clarifier, assuming the pool has decent circulation and filtration.
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
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