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Thread: New pool owner-- ....lost....dont know what to do

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    Jun 2014
    Rochester, MI

    New pool owner-- ....lost....dont know what to do


    We live in Michigan and are new pool owners. We have a 37000 galllons pool which is gunite in-ground. We went to the pool store today and they said that the pool alkalinity is low which was 41 and
    he sold us 50pounds of Balance pack 100 which costed $75 dollars. I am wondering is there was a cheaper solution to increase total alkalinity?

    Please help.

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: New pool owner-- ....lost....dont know what to do

    Welcome to TFP

    Vinita, we use plain baking soda to increase TA. That is what Balance Pack 100 is.

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    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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