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    Water Balancers

    1. 1 year ago
      Fast service, great prices
      I'very been buying my hot tub supplies here for many years. Always good prices and quick service. Thanks
    2. 3 years ago
      alkalinity extremely important
      I purchase this on a yearly basis for my pool. The quality is very good. I check my pool every 3 or 4 days for chemical performance. Adding the recommended dosage as needed keeps my pool perfect and I use alot use less pH up and chlorine.
    3. 5 months ago
      Great sodium bicarbonate
      I am a CPO. My pool had very low alkalinity that couldn't even be tested. I used this product and now my pool is at a steady 100ppm. Plus can't forget to mention great price and low to no shipping fees
    1. 3 years ago
      Great product
      This product dissolves instantly!! Works great too, in bringing down PH
    2. 5 years ago
      Love it!
      I just ordered another 4 bottles of this powdered acid. I was skeptical when I ordered it for the first time and was very surprised at how well it worked. It's so much easier to use then the liquid and no harsh acid smell! It's even seems to work a little better than the liquid but that might be because you don't have to use as much. I am hooked and will be using this from now on. With my salt pool I am always fighting high PH & alkalinity and this seems to help keep it in control.
    3. 7 months ago
      So much safer
      Mom is the “pool boy” at our house so I love this stuff in comparison to liquid acid. No splash, no leaking, easy and light weight, small bottles that take up a quarter of the space. Wins all around
    1. 2 months ago
      Super fast shipping..next day!!
      Have purchased with regularity from in the swim. Always fats shipping, competitive prices. Buckets are very sturdy, easy lids to remove.
    2. 9 years ago
      Works Great
      Works as described and in the swim sends it to my door, I don't have to go to pool store and lug the stuff home. In the Swim has a chart that explains how much to add to your pool,
    3. 3 years ago
      Worked. Easy to use
      Normally the water we put in the pool is very hard, but due to very heavy rains over several weeks, the calcium hardness in our pool was very low. Added this product over several days to increase by 50ppm each time. Worked great!
    1. 9 years ago
      Better than Muriatic
      A little pricier method of reducing ph than muriatic acid, but much better odor (almost none), and a better symbiotic chemistry for salt water pools. Water so clear it looks like liquid air. If you don't like the smell of liquid acids, you will love this method.
    2. 10 years ago
      Great Value
      I purchase the Soda Ash in 50 lb. bags due to the amount of acid rain I get here in Ohio. I think the 50 lb. bag is great because I always have enough on hand to re-balance the pH in my large 40,000 pool. Buying in the 50 lb. size is most economical, and will last me through the season. Highly recommended!
    3. 1 decade ago
      Best Product
      This product was great to balance out our PH in the our pool, I have and will recommend this product to my friends and you should try it too. If you're having any problems at all with your PH levels, this will take care of it.
    1. 5 months ago
      Great Price
      At just shy of 100 grand this muriatic acid did the job!
    2. 4 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!
    1. 9 years ago
      No sludge here!
      I just tried this product for the first time. I had read a few other comments saying the product was difficult to pour and left sludge in the containter. Those comments almost kept me from buying this product since convenience was the main point of buying the liquid stabilizer. I used one gallon this morning and it poured easily (about the consistency of a latex house paint). I added some pool water to the empty bottle and the bottle rinsed clean easily. No problems at all with dispensing. I'll ... read more retest the water this evening after circulating for the day to see if I need to add more.
    2. 4 months ago
      Fast dissolve and disbursement
      For those who do not use chlorine with stabilizer, there is no better solution for maintaining cynauric levels in your salt water pool.
    3. 1 year ago
      good stuff
      i use this when i open our pool i put 2 gallon in it and it works wonderfull then i put some in very week and we don't have any problems we use all your products they are cheaper and nice that i don't have to drive 30 miles to a pool place
    1. 9 years ago
      Easy Pool Maintenance
      We installed our pool about 6 weeks ago. After our initial water fill, we had to increase the pH. Since then I have used 2 phree and clears in a floater every week and have had to do nothing else!! We also use the 3" chlorine tabs, weekly non-chlorine shock, and weekly algaecide 50 for maintenance. Our pool water looks awesome and it take so little time to care for the pool.
    2. 8 years ago
      Easy but ...
      I'm into the second bucket and have just rationalized that this product was interacting with my weekly Super Shock and causing cloudy water. I quit adding the Super Shock two weeks ago, rely solely on the chlorine tablets in the floater to sanitize and now my water sparkles. My weekly pool maintenance is now down to 3 products (Chlorine Tablets, phree & clear tablets, and 4 oz of Algeacide 60). I have a 16 x 32 vinyl-lined pool with a 9 ft diving end (25,000 gal) and live in Central Florida so ... read more water balance can be a challenge. I am now "phree" to enjoy the water!
    3. 1 decade ago
      greatest product i've used
      i just drop one tablet in every week to keep my pool sparkling clear and its so easy to use, i've even given a few tabs out to friends for their pools because it was so good. recommend to all who have an aboce ground pool. less maintenance on pool and survives our rains and heat without touching the balance of the water..... pleasantly pleased
    1. 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!
    2. 5 months ago
      Perfect
      I have used these chemicals for years, Always great, no residue on pool bottom, Water easy to keep balanced. I have had my pool since 1990 ans these chemicals make it a breeze to maintain
    3. 2 weeks ago
      45 or 50 lbs. of PH+-- which should you choose?
      If you have a sealable bucket, go for the 50 lb. bag-- same price as 45 lbs. in a bucket. Be aware, however, that the bag is similar to that used for cement or concrete mix. I found it was easier to transfer the material from the bag by placing the bag on a table and carefully slitting a part of the end. Be sure to do this with plenty of ventilation, as dust will occur. The PH+ chemical is the same as that found in the bucket, but at a cost saving. I feel it is worth the small inconvenience ... read more of the transfer!
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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