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    How to raise TA level properly?

    Hello
    In the PoolMatch tool, it only shows and calculates how to raise the TA level by adding baking soda. I have a bucket of ClearView_TA (please also see the attached picture), may I know how much I need to add to raise TA from current 30 to 60 (the ideal level)?

    Brand: ClearView_Total Alkalinity, 100% Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate.

    The latest water test:
    FC: 6
    CC: ~0
    PH: 7.4
    TA: 30
    Hardness: 20
    CYA: 45

    Thank you very much!

    Regards,

    Kevin
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    Re: How to raise TA level properly?

    It's baking soda - It has multiple names:

    Baking Soda
    Bicarbonate, Sodium
    Carbonic Acid Monosodium Salt
    Hydrogen Carbonate, Sodium
    Soda, Baking
    Sodium Bicarbonate
    Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate

    Yea, I'm serious - they used a fancy name to sell you baking soda in a fancy bucket at an inflated price.

    Use it sparingly, you only want to get up to 60.
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    Re: How to raise TA level properly?

    Thanks.

    But I like to know how much I should use. In the PoolMath tool, it only shows the result by using Baking Soda. My question is how much I should use this 100% Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate (Baking Soda anyway) to raise TA from 30 to 60.
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    Re: How to raise TA level properly?

    You put 30 in the "Now" column and 60 in the "Target" column and hover over the "oz" field and it says 4lbs 8oz for a 10.2k gallon pool

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    Re: How to raise TA level properly?

    Clear View, Total Alkalinity
    $1.52 lb
    Active Ingredient - 100% Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate

    Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
    $0.63 lb
    Active Ingredient - 100% Sodium Bicarbonate

    For those keeping score Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) and Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate (NaHCO3) are the same crystalline chemical compound commonly known as baking soda.

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    Re: How to raise TA level properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. D View Post
    Moral of the story, stay out of the jewelry store, I mean pool store.


    This is one of the tenets of TFP. There is almost nothing a pool needs that does not have a "generic" equivalent available in other stores. While there are good pool stores out there, many sell through fear, confusion and scare tactics.
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    Re: How to raise TA level properly?

    Thank you so much, guys. Appreciate your feedback!
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    Re: How to raise TA level properly?

    Here in Texas, HEB sells their "Hill Country Fare" brand baking soda for just $0.49 per pound.
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