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    How to add baking soda?

    Just curious... if I need to increase my alkalinity with baking soda, how do I add the baking soda to the pool? Do I need to mix it with water? Do I just sprinkle it in the deep end? Thanks in advance for your help!

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    searayboater's Avatar
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    Re: How to add baking soda?

    Predisolve it in a bucket then pour it in around the perimeter of the pool.
    18' AG Pool, 6900 gallons, 55 sq. ft. Hayward Easy Clear Cartridge Filter, 1hp Power Flow LX Pump, North Texas

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    Re: How to add baking soda?

    Easiest way is to just pour it into the skimmer. It will dissolve pretty fast.

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    Re: How to add baking soda?

    If you pour it into the skimmer, make sure to remove your basket and pour it in slowly (especially if you use skimmer socks with your skimmer). Otherwise, you could temporarily clog up the basket and then bad things happen (like broken baskets). Don't ask me how I know this...
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    Re: How to add baking soda?

    After all that's done, get a Martini and sit poolside!
    18' AG Pool, 6900 gallons, 55 sq. ft. Hayward Easy Clear Cartridge Filter, 1hp Power Flow LX Pump, North Texas

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    Re: How to add baking soda?

    Thanks guys ... you always make me smile!

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    Re: How to add baking soda?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    If you pour it into the skimmer, make sure to remove your basket and pour it in slowly (especially if you use skimmer socks with your skimmer). Otherwise, you could temporarily clog up the basket and then bad things happen (like broken baskets). Don't ask me how I know this...
    Well, common sense is a good thing to have also!

    (Ever read the directions on a bottle of shampoo? Lather, rinse, repeat.)

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