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    Cant find Chemicals

    Hello, Im sick of spending the high cost for these pool chemicals and want to start using over the counter stuff but the one thing I need I cant find... Where in the world do you find Soda Ash? Yes I can order it from the internet which im going to have to probably from amazon like HERE but for now where can I get some? I have places like Lowes, M&M True Value, Grocery stores ect.... I could use Borax but I need to raise my TA higher as well so I need the Soda Ash.

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    Re: Cant find Chemicals

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...pool-chemicals

    "Soda ash is available as ARM & HAMMERŪ Super Washing Soda Detergent Booster. Do not confuse this with ARM & HAMMERŪ laundry detergent! It is sold in the laundry detergent section of most larger grocery stores and some big box stores. It is also sold by pool stores under various names, including PH Increaser, PH Up, Balance Pak 200, etc. Soda ash is best added by pre-dissolving it in a bucket of water and then pouring that slowly in front of a return."
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    Re: Cant find Chemicals

    Did you check Wal-Mart? Their website will tell you if it is in stock and it is found in the laundry isle.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Arm-Hammer...55-oz/19407690

    If you can't find it, you could always use borax (20 mule team borax) to raise PH and baking soda to raise TA. I get my baking soda in large bags from Wal-Mart... it is really cheap. Borax is between 3 and 4 dollars at Wal-Mart if I remember correctly.
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    Re: Cant find Chemicals

    Thanks guys/gals I thought it had to say "Soda Ash" this was very helpfull!
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    Re: Cant find Chemicals

    You're welcome. Don't forget.... pool school is your friend!
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    Re: Cant find Chemicals

    Actually I did read I in pool school in the link provided but I didn't see where it specified a product for soda ash. Thank you for the help!

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    Re: Cant find Chemicals

    Ingredients:
    To raise pH:
    Sodium Carbonate ..... 100% (soda ash, washing soda)
    Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate ..... 99.5 % (Borax)

    To raise TA:
    Sodium Bicarbonate ..... 100 % (Baking Soda)
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