If you have a pool, then baking soda is your ally. It allows to increase the total alkalinity of the water and stabilize its pH, both of which affect the transparency of the water. This is how you can save a substantial amount of money by stop using expensive care products that are also not eco-friendly.
How to clean a pool?
To clean the bottom of an empty pool, pour an even layer of baking soda on the bottom. Let it sit for 12 hours, then scrape together and rinse the pool.
How to clean a pool filter?
To clean the pool filter, soak the filter for a few hours in baking soda water (2 tablespoons of baking soda per 0.25 gallons of warm water).
How to balance the total alkalinity of a pool?
Total alkalinity is the concentration of mineral salts in your pool water. It determines the capacity of water to dissolve a certain amount of an acidic or basic substance (such as in the case of rain) without significantly changing the pH of the water.
Total alkalinity is measured using test strips or an electronic tester and is measured in ppm (parts per million) or mg / liter. The ideal TA is between 80 and 120 pm. If the TA is too low, you need to increase it by adding baking soda. But you need to take into account that 163 g of baking soda per cubic meter of water gives a 1-point increase.
For example, in order to raise the 3 m3 pool by 3 points, you need to add 163 x 40 x 3 = 19,560 g, which is approximately 20 kg of soda.
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