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    Water Balancers

    1. 1 decade ago
      Can't do without it in Wisconsin
      I can't open my pool without this. When you have a big pool you need lots of the ph up . There isn't enough baking soda in the world to balance it seems. And as with all pool chemicals, please read the instructions.
    2. 1 year ago
      Did the job!
      Our pool had a ph of about 6.6 - 6.8 at the start of the season. We were able to bring all other water parameters into proper range, but needed to bring the ph up, and out if its acidic state. Used this product, as directed, and it got us dialed-in to 7.2 - 7.4 very quickly. Be sure to dilute in water before adding to pool (per directions). Get some!
    3. 10 years ago
      Easiest Product To Use
      This is one of the easiest to use pH increasers I've ever used. Just sprinkle it over the side of your pool at your pool's return and it's instantly delivered. And thanks to In The Swim it's brought right to your door! No more driving from pool store to pool store looking for all your pool supplies. They're all in one place! Thanks In The Swim!!
    1. 4 years ago
      Alkalinity Increase in AR
      Wow! I have bought a lot of different products and have never had the Alkalinity level up to where it needs to be in the last few years. Every time it rains my balance fails plus we loose about 1/2 inch of water per day due to the heat and humidity levels. I bought the bucked, poored half in the pool, the next day poured the remainder in the pool. My PH is perfect!!!!
    2. 2 months ago
      Did what was expected
      Delivery was prompt. Used product in the pool and got alkalinity to go up.
    3. 2 days ago
      Still totally great
      I have been dealing with In The Swim for over 10 years and have never been disappointed. Orders arrive immediately and last for years.
    1. 11 months ago
      Awesome liquid conditioner
      I diluted it out, in other gallon bottles, and it completely dissolved nicely as I spread it by hand over the pool surface. I guess I will know how good it is, when I open the pool in the spring!!!! Much easier than the powder.
    2. 9 years ago
      Convenient but pricey
      I needed to add some stabilizer to my AG pool to hold the chlorine levels after a rainy May had depleted the CYA. However, dry CYA takes a week or more to dissolve, and usually you have to buy many pounds of the stuff. I only needed a little. I thought I would give the liquid a try. The bottle I got was not as "gluey" as other reviewers have said. I shook it really, really good, poured a very fine stream in front of my return. Some still collected on the bottom, but a little brushing stirred it ... read more up and it dissolved. It took about a day for it to fully circulate in my pool and for my test levels to be dependable, but I did get my small controlled increase that I wanted. I wish the price was better though- convenience costs. I also had to add some dry acid to bring the pH down. The bottle says it has a "salt friendly" pH- which apparently is higher than the 7.5 neutral pH that I prefer.
    3. 1 decade ago
      OK Product (but a pricey)
      Often times, I will use liquid bleach as a sanitizer in my pool, the down side being the lack of Stabilizer in Chlorine Bleach. I've tried supplementing with Cyanuric Acid, but the results were minimal, and it took an extended period of time to dissolve. The two downsides of this product are as follows: 1. Price For what I use the product, over the long run it's cheaper to use chlorine with stabilizer infused. 2. Sludge Be prepared to spend some time extracting the product. I expected a liquid ... read more solution that would pour from the container. Instead, the product greatly resembled a 75% dry container of Elmer's Glue. After a while, I gave up, and took the top of the container off with a box cutter, and spooned out the contents into a mixing bucket. Overall, the product was more effective balancing chemicals, but for me to purchase the product again, the price will have to come down significantly.
    1. 3 months ago
      Works great.
      Competitive price. I shopped around and this is the best price. Prompt delivery.
    2. 1 year ago
      Awesome product
      In the swim has saved me so much money!!! I have been using them for two years now and there products have the same ingredients as our local pool supply store who put our pool in has and it arrives the next day. Way cheaper too. You U want a good product at a great price and our water has never looked better. Don't try and save and go to Rural King or Walmart and by your chemicals because they are not quality and u will have some screwed up water
    3. 12 months ago
      Consistent results
      Fast service, economical product with consistent results
    1. 2 years ago
      IT WORKS!
      The pool chlorine was high for several weeks unable to swim. Used this and the following day the levels were down to where they needed to be for us to enjoy our pool ! THE KIDS WERE VERY HAPPY!
    2. 3 years ago
      Just what I needed!
      I purchased the chlorine neutralizer from In the Swim because they offered the size I needed. The price was excellent and they shipped it quickly; we received it just 2-3 days after ordering. I will purchase this from In the Swim again.
    3. 4 years ago
      Fast response
      Product works ad described. Great for quick way to remove excess chlorine
    1. 9 years ago
      Easy to use
      I was advised several years ago to place the dry acid in a stocking (I split 8 lbs 4 ways) and hang into the pool very early after opening. Takes about two weeks for the solid to dissolve but the results are great.
    2. 8 years ago
      Use an old Gym Sock.
      CYA is essential to a balanced pool...think of it as "Chlorine Sunscreen". Sunlight degrades chlorine fast and if you have no CYA, you can be back at zero free chlorine on a sunny day in hours. As others have mentioned, it is very slow to dissolve. It WILL dissolve, it just takes awhile. The worst thing you can do is just dump it into your skimmer, as it will just sit in your filter and even raise your filter pressure. Then when you backwash, you wash out all the CYA with it. The best method I ... read more have found is to pour the amount you need into an old gym sock & knot the top. I then take some string and tie the sock in front of the filter return jet flow. Thanks to the constant water agitation the sock will be empty in a matter of days without granules all over your pool bottom.
    3. 2 weeks ago
      Decreases shock use
      I was adding a lot of shock to pool. Started checking stabilizer and keeping at appropriate level and cut need for shock almost I. Half
    1. 3 years ago
      Great product
      This product dissolves instantly!! Works great too, in bringing down PH
    2. 3 years ago
      Awesome
      Worked like a dream no splashing like with liquid no mess
    3. 5 years ago
      Love this stuff, works like a charm :). It's so nice to not have to handle the liquid acid, especially when you are as clumsy as I am!
    1. 2 months ago
      How much does it contain?
      Since buying this product my hair and muscles have grown significantly. I am not sure what purity of weapons grade plutonium is in this product, but it definately cleaned up my pool, my neighbors pool, and the surrounding lakes are now all algae free for 50 miles!
    2. 3 months ago
      Great Price
      At just shy of 100 grand this muriatic acid did the job!
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Water Balancers

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    Why Pool Water Balancers are Important

    Pool water balancers help you manage water quality and avoid pool staining from improper water chemistry. In addition, pool chlorine levels are regulated by pool water balance levels, and incorrect ranges cause skin and eye irritation, and destroys chlorine's ability to kill bacteria and other harmful contaminants.


    •    - High pH and alkalinity levels also makes chlorine very sluggish and at a pH of 8.0 over 50% of your chlorine is wasted.
    •    - Low pH is also a problem, and at a pH of 7.0, chlorine is overly active and depletes more rapidly.
    •    - High pH and alkalinity levels can cause unsightly scale deposits, cloudy water and eye irritation.
    •    - Low pH and alkalinity levels can cause etching and corrosion to pool equipment, covers and pool surfaces. 
    •    - Low alkalinity levels makes your pH level erratic and unstable, even after adjustment.
    •    - High alkalinity levels makes your pH level overly stable and difficult to adjust pH up or down.
    •    - Low calcium hardness creates aggressive water that seeks to satisfy a demand for hardness, in troublesome ways. 
    •    - Low stabilizer levels allows the sun to burn-off chlorine as fast as you can add it, resulting in unsanitary pool water.

    In order to maintain swimmer comfort and health and to protect the condition of pool surfaces and equipment, it is important to keep both pool ph chemicals on-hand. Other water balance levels are slower to change, but be sure to test and adjust alkalinity, hardness and stabilizer levels every spring, and each month during the season. With regular pool water testing, it's easy for any pool owner to make chemical adjustments and maintain balanced pool water. 

    •    - pH Increaser is a base used to raise low pH levels when 7.2 or lower
    •    - pH Reducer is an acid used to lower pH levels when 7.8 or higher (also lowers Total Alkalinity)
    •    - Alkalinity Increaser is used to raise low alkalinity levels when below 80 ppm
    •    - Calcium Hardness Increaser is used to raise low hardness levels when below 200 ppm
    •    - Stabilizer or Conditioner (Cyanuric Acid) is used to protect chlorine from the sun, best in range of 20-50 ppm

    As with all of our products at In The Swim, our water balance chemicals are of first-class quality and are available at economical, affordable prices. With the help of a good test kit and quality pool balancers, pool owners can easily maintain high water quality to protect their pool surfaces, reduce chlorine expense, and protect the health of swimmers. Water is balanced when pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, chlorine and stabilizer levels are all within their recommended ranges: 

    •    - pH: 7.2 to 7.8
    •    - Total Alkalinity: 80 ppm to 120 ppm
    •    - Calcium Hardness: 200 ppm to 400 ppm
    •    - Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid): 20-50 ppm
    •    - Free Chlorine: 1.0-2.0 ppm