How to raise TA level properly?

mazhiqiang69

Active member
Dec 30, 2015
31
San Jose, CA
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
 

tim5055

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 11, 2014
10,121
Franklin, NC
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.
 

mazhiqiang69

Active member
Dec 30, 2015
31
San Jose, CA
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.
 

Mr Bruce

TFP Guide
Mar 24, 2014
2,095
Greenville, SC
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 :)

Here's a screen grab:

 

Mr. D

Silver Supporter
May 8, 2016
39
Huntsville AL
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.

Moral of the story, stay out of the jewelry store, I mean pool store.
 

tim5055

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 11, 2014
10,121
Franklin, NC
Moral of the story, stay out of the jewelry store, I mean pool store.
:goodjob:

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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