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    Water Balancers

    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. 3 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!
    3. 3 years ago
      Easy to use
      being a pool owner for over 20 years and using in the swim products have made my pool wonderful year after year but remember the pH is the most important thing you can do after your pool is clean make sure your pH is at the proper level and buy all your products from in the swim
    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3. 2 years ago
      Great product
      This is so easy to use. So much safer than using liquid.
    1. 3 years ago
      Great Chemicals
      Love In The Swims chemicals. That's all I ever use. Never had a problem. Pool water is sparkling clean. Always get compliments on it.
    2. 1 decade ago
      works great
      I used this product to lower my PH level that has been very high and the product worked great. By the next day, after circulating the water overnight by leaving my pump on, I was able to see great results. The pool is back in balance and the water looks clear and clean once again. This product solved my problem great. Use as directed!
    3. 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
    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. 4 years ago
      Great price great item!
      Go ahead shop around you will be back. Great price on a great item works perfect for my hot tub and pool. Were using alot less ph+ for pool and ph- for hot tub. And compared to smaller bottles you save a bundle!
    3. 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.
    1. 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.
    2. 12 months ago
      Satisfied!
      Satisfied with product, price and shipping ! Will definitely buy again.
    3. 10 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.
    1. 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.
    2. 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!
    3. 2 years ago
      A Must Have!!!
      This product is a must have for all pool owners. When you happen to raise the chlorine level too high, this product will save day. It works and it works fast. Excellent product.
    1. 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,
    2. 9 years ago
      Quick reasonable pool chemical
      Ordered Calcium hardness on Friday Afternoon and recieved on Saturday. About 2/3rds of the price of in store and I needed 75 pounds so good saving. I could not believe how fast I got this, will definitely look at In The Swim for future pool needs.
    3. 9 years ago
      Spectacular Chemicals
      I have been purchasing nearly all of my chemicals from In The Swim for about the past twelve swimming season. All of their chemicals arrive quickly, and all of them work well at a much lower price than the local pool stores.I have owned a pool for more than thirty years and wish I would have discovered In The Swim then. The everyday prices are phenomenal and when they have a special the deals are only better. From pool balancing to chlorine tablets, they keep me "In The Swim" all season. Now if ... read more they could only keep it sunny for my weekend parties, we would be all set !!!
    1. 5 months ago
      Great Price
      At just shy of 100 grand this muriatic acid did the job!
    2. 5 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!
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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