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    Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    Our 30,000g new plaster IG is at 50ppm for TA...meaning we need 22lbs of baking soda to get it to 80.

    Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    (Don't answer "Washington")
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    Lehigh Custom Pools

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    Re: Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    Most pool supplies sell it in 50 lb bags (along with 50 lb bags of soda ash, calcium chloride, and just about every other pool chemical) if they also service commercial accounts. Just ask. (most people in the industry refer to it as bicarb and not BS. BS is what you get from most pool builders and pool stores.)

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    Re: Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    I'm getting it from my PB as we speak, and I don't mean baking soda
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    Re: Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    Quote Originally Posted by orthofish
    I'm getting it from my PB as we speak, and I don't mean baking soda
    I rest my case!

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    Re: Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    Thanks...will look into that. My wife is at the local grocers now, probably putting 22 16 oz boxes on the conveyor. Gotta do what ya gotta do.

    As for PB BS...I "built" my pool myself, and I regularly spouted BS to my wife regarding the build. Must be part of the process.
    Owner built 32,000g Diamond Brite IGP with 1,300g spa, Jandy 2.0hp ePump, DEV60 filter, LXi 400k btu NG heater, PS-8 control, QT 1.5hp blower, WaterColors, Liquidator, PoolBlaster, Blue Diamond

    Lehigh Custom Pools

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    Re: Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    I saw 15 lb bags of Arm and Hammer at Walmart last week and I know Costco also sells them.

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    Re: Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    sams has it in 12lb sizes. I like the description on their website:
    "ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda largest size for big volume uses like pools..."
    http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/naviga ... tem=182242
    16x32 21,000 gallon in-ground exposed aggregate, 1.5hp pump, 120 sqft catridge filter, birdcage, solar panels, aquavac tigershark qc robot.

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    Re: Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    Maybe it was 12 lb bag I saw. I didn't pay that much attention, just noticed it in passing.

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    Re: Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    Sam's Club has the 12 lb bag for around $6
    20x40 30,000 gal IG Liner, Pentair II Sand

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    Re: Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    I purchase baking soda in 12 pound bags at SAMs in the food area. SAMs, like a pool store, sells alkalinity increaser at a higher price where they sell pool chemicals.
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    Re: Where do you get large quantities of BS?

    The Walmart here has the large bags for around $6 also. In the pool dept. I think they're 12 pounders.
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    2 HP Challenger High Head Pump
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