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Thread: raising alkalinity in a salt pool

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    raising alkalinity in a salt pool


    I have a SWG pool where I typically keep the salt around 3000ppm. My numbers are fairly typical but sometimes my alkalinity drops to around 60. I noticed the recommended level of 80 to 120 so I decided to treat with baking soda, which is something i've only done once before. I added the required 4 pounds according to the calculator and my family complained of the salt taste.. I tested the salt and it's now at 3400ppm, though I backwashed the filter today so now it's lower. My pool salt level rarely changes unless I do water changes (obviously).. my question is how do I raise alkalinity without affecting my salt levels, or can't that be done? or is it ok to leave it alone at 60?
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    Re: raising alkalinity in a salt pool

    The alkalinity does not affect the salt level to any significant degree. 60 is good for a salt pool.
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    Re: raising alkalinity in a salt pool

    If your PH is pretty stable then leave your TA where it is.
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