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    Using baking soda

    Quick question,,,When using baking soda to raise TA,does it foam up????Should I let it dissolve and let it finish bubbling in a pail before adding it to pool...Pour it in pool over returns and not into skimmer???? With this BBB method,is clarifier ever needed????Which B is clearing up the cloudy condition???
    Harry26...14 x 28 oval inground vinyl liner pool depth 3-5ft....Hayward sand filter...Using Taylor 2005 test kit and FAS-DPD chlorine test

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    Re: Using baking soda

    No foam. It dissolves VERY quickly. We generally don't like putting things in the skimmer but baking soda is just fine doing that......just don't dump it in all at once.....keep the skimmer from clogging up....pump running, of course.
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    Re: Using baking soda

    Clarifier is almost never needed

    We believe in testing to tell why a pool is cloudy then treating it as needed
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    Re: Using baking soda

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