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    Water Balancers

    1. 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
    2. 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.
    3. 1 year ago
      Good Product
      I have bought the Phree and Clear tablets for the last two years. My review is like some of the others. The product works great at stabilizing the water. Holds chlorine in check, ph is good, etc... This year the product sent to me had about 6 good tablets. I complained to In the Swim "Swim Dr." and they sent me another bucket, but alas it wasn't any better. They refunded my money and I'm very satisfied with In the Swim, but really want the Phree and Clear tablets. I told them I couldn't be the ... read more only customer with this problem. They didn't respond to this statement? Possibly will try again?
    1. 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.
    2. 6 years ago
      Works when the other things are balanced
      Bought 2 gallons of this to bring up CYA from pretty much zero after winter cleanup. Pool is about 17000 gallons above ground. After adding first gallon nothing waited 24 hours still nothing added second gallon and got a slight reading. I ordered another gallon and while I was waiting went ahead and balanced the other things. PH was in range, but TA was very low. Well water so there's a lot of pool unfriendly content in the water. Threw a few boxes of baking soda in to raise the TA and suddenly ... read more the CYA numbers came up. Could have been nothing more than time, but seemed to me this doesn't work well if the TA is low. Once everything else got right the CYA number was there. If you're having problems with this try getting the other things balanced and hopefully you'll be as fortunate as I was.
    3. 9 years ago
      Wow- what an improvement
      Our well water is incredibly hard (more than 2000 ppm TDS). I tried several things and finally decided the failure to get a good readings was because the water was simply not absorbing the chemicals. I was a bit anxious but added the 2 gallons of stabilizer/conditioner and the pool has been sparkling ever since.
    1. 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!
    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. 4 years ago
      Worked Great!
      Here in Memphis, TN we have naturally very soft water (20ppm) out of the tap. I was noticing the mortar from the stone copping in the bottom of the pool. I used the product in my endless pool to bring it up to 200ppm. The mortar has stopped eroding away. I will continue to use this as needed.
    1. 7 months ago
      Great Price
      At just shy of 100 grand this muriatic acid did the job!
    2. 6 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. 4 years ago
      Fast response
      Product works ad described. Great for quick way to remove excess chlorine
    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. 3 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. 3 years ago
      Does the job.
      Does exactly what it was made to do, raise the CYA in the pool water. This is one of the only chemicals needed to be purchased from a pool store. Pros: Raises the CYA in pool water. Costs alot less than the liquid conditioner. Cons: Takes about 5 days of filtering pool to accurately test correct CYA level. If you add too much you will have to drain and add fresh water or use higher amounts of chlorine to achieve the same sanitary pool levels. Note: Stabilized chlorine tablets/pucks will also ... read more raise the waters CYA levels. Buy a good pool test kit and use it frequently.
    2. 4 months ago
      What I Would Expect
      10# size comes in a plastic pillow. I dissolve it into the pool in a sock hung near the filter outlet. Only problem is you need a different foldable container to store the rest for future use.
    3. 9 years ago
      Disolving product
      Cyanuric acid is a white powder or granular product which is usually added to the pool water through the skimmer. Backwash the pool filter first, then remove the pump basket and restart the system on "filter" and add Cyanuric acid slowly to the skimmer closest to the pump. Stabilizer dissolves very slowly so we add it to the skimmer to allow the product to reach the pool filter where it can dissolve slowly over time. Do not backwash the pool filter for a few days after adding stabilizer. It ... read more needs this time to dissolve. Cyanuric acid has a low pH. Adjust the pH level of the pool water to 7.5 - 7.8 once the stabilizer has fully dissolved or after a couple of days.
    1. 2 years ago
      Why the Extra Charge?
      In the Swim charges "handling fees" only observable when checking out. Low
    2. 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.
    3. 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!
    1. 2 years ago
      Works great
      I bought this product a month ago because we where having problems getting the chemicals balanced which was causing our water to have a green tint. We applied a cap full in our pool in the evening and in the morning the pool was clear and the chemicals balanced. I would recommend this product to anyone.
    2. 7 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
    3. 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!!!!
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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