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What if total alkalinity is too high?
Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
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Then, how do I fix high alkalinity in my pool?
To raise low alkalinity and stabilize your pH, use sodium bicarbonate over a period of time. To lower high alkalinity, you can use a pH reducer or muriatic acid. Better yet, prevent mineral build-up and cloudy water from the start with ProtectPlus, which inactivates damaging minerals.
Additionally, how do you lower pH and total alkalinity? If your pH is higher (more alkaline), you can lower it by injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) or adding some muriatic acid. If your pH is lower (more acidic), you can raise it by adding something alkaline, like soda ash or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
Considering this, can you swim in a pool with high alkalinity?
No, it is not safe to swim with high alkalinity. The high alkalinity can cause problems with you as well as the pool. A pH above 7.8 can cause cloudiness in the water and scale along the sides of your pool.
What causes high alkalinity?
High alkalinity in the source (feed) water to the reverse osmosis system can cause scaling on the membrane because calcium carbonate (primary cause of alkalinity in water) precipitates on the membranes. Alkaline water can raise the pH of soils or potting mixes.