Having a balanced pool is quite essential for any swimming pool owner. Higher alkalinity is one of the reasons for an imbalanced swimming pool. Many of you might wonder about the reasons as to why your alkalinity level is too high.
One reason is when you accidentally add more sodium bicarbonate, which is an alkalinity increaser to increase the alkalinity. You might add sodium bicarbonate to increase the total alkalinity when it is at a lower level.
The total alkalinity of your swimming pool may also rise when you replace it with the water lost during situations like evaporation, splashing, and backwashing. It is essential to check the pool chemistry after you replace the lost water.
You must know the volume of your swimming pool to lower the level of total alkalinity. It is essential to know the capacity of your swimming pool since you must determine the amount of the chemical added to decrease the total alkalinity. The ideal level of total alkalinity lies in the range of 80 to 120 parts per million ppm). You can use the following two chemicals to lower the alkalinity of your swimming pool.
- Sodium bisulfate (Dry acid)
- Muriatic acid