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    Leslie's pH Lock

    I was looking for CYA on Leslie's website to compare prices with the other local stores (they are EXPENSIVE) and I came across this so-called pH Lock. I can't see what chemicals are in it, so I don't know what it is. Has anyone heard of this before? I'm not going to use it, just wondering if anyone can shed some light on this "magical potion." http://www.lesliespool.com/leslies-1...1-qt/14125.htm
    According to their website, "pH Lock will instantly lower or raise the pH to the correct range of 7.2 to 7.8"
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    Re: Leslie's pH Lock

    It is a phosphate buffer. It doesn't exactly "lock" in the PH, but it can help make it more stable. On the other hand it can cause a lot of trouble if you have calcium in the water as well, as phosphate and calcium can precipitate out together and make a mess.
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    Re: Leslie's pH Lock

    I couldn't find an MSDS sheet on it.
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    Re: Leslie's pH Lock

    Another product I wouldn't want in my pool.

    Just curious, how much of what would be considered industrial waste is being packaged and sold through pool stores?
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    Re: Leslie's pH Lock

    I see a real value in it, actually, from the pool store angle. Sell them this to raise phosphates, and then....
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    Re: Leslie's pH Lock

    True that!!
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    Re: Leslie's pH Lock

    So according to their website, I would need about $430 worth of this product for my pool. 1 quart treats 500 gallons, and my pool is about 13,500 gallons. I would need 27 quarts, times $15.99 a quart. Think they would give me a bulk purchase discount? Do people seriously pay over $400 for just 1 chemical?

    Maybe this "potion" is only intended for spas, because down on the page, it says "Adjusts pH level as required to balance spa water in 7.2 to 7.8 range. " They don't mention pools.
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    Re: Leslie's pH Lock

    It's target market is spa owners, not pools.
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    Re: Leslie's pH Lock

    Even at that, it's a rather expensive product.

    My guess is the marketing department is feeding on the erroneous belief that the more expensive the product, the better it is.
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    Re: Leslie's pH Lock

    It sounds like Robarb's pH Perfect product meant for spas
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    Re: Leslie's pH Lock

    I believe they are exactly the same, certainly at least very similar.
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