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    Water Balancers

    1. 10 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
    2. 6 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!
    3. 6 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.
    1. 9 years ago
      pHree & Clear Balance Tablets
      I really like to use Phree & Clear Balance Tablets in my pool all summer. Once I get my pool water balanced I use Phree & Clear balance tablets according to directions of one tab to each tab of chlorine and my water remains relitively balanced all by itself. I spend less time taking a water sample off to get it tested and more time enjoying my pool.
    2. 9 years ago
      Best Purchase Ever
      I started using this product two seasons ago. We were having an awful problem with algae and cloudiness. We have a 17x35 foot inground pool. I can't begin to tell you how much we spent on algaecides and other products just to get our water clear. I found this product and ordered it. I will never stop using it. This past summer we did not have any problems what so ever with our pool water. Was sparkling clear all summer and when we had opened it up in the spring we had no algae to worry about. We ... read more also noticed that we don't use as much chlorine as we have in the past years. Love this product just wish it wasn't so costly. Hope they keep manufacturing it. Makes our lives so much easier for our pool maintenance and keeps the water sparkling clear. Thumbs up! I would recommend this product for everyone.
    3. 9 years ago
      Love It
      I have used this product for the last 3 pool seasons. It has made maintaining my pool so much easier. After I open my pool for the season I just add phree and clear tablets to a 1/1 ratio with my choline tablets. I have not had to add any other balancing agents. My pool is always perfect. It makes the water sparkle.
    1. 1 decade 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!
    2. 1 year ago
      Consistent results
      Fast service, economical product with consistent results
    3. 3 years ago
      Always excellent
      Always good quality chemicals, fair prices and quick shipping!
    1. 4 years ago
      Chlorine Neutralizer did lower chlorine levels
      This stuff really works. Getting the right amount was a "guess" but did get it down - and fast.
    2. 3 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. 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 years ago
      Worked great!
      My alkalinity was low after opening my pool for the summer. I purchased In The Swim alkalinity increaser and add the recommended amount and within a few hours my alkalinity was dead on. An excellent product at an excellent price.
    3. 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
    1. 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.
    2. 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!
    3. 1 year ago
      Convenient
      I always enjoy ordering products from In The Swim from my arm chair, and having them delivered to my front door. They are more reasonable in price than the local pool center.
    1. 8 months ago
      Great Price
      At just shy of 100 grand this muriatic acid did the job!
    2. 8 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. 1 decade ago
      Buy the 50 lb bag and save money
      I bought (2) 50 lb bags due to cheaper cost and stored the PH+ in old chlorine pails with a handmade label on it. I have a 50,000 gal pool so it takes a lot to adjust the ph when needed. The bags are definitely cheaper and stores very well in empty, rinsed out chlorine pails. I buy chlorine in 50 lb pails due to the cheaper cost as they can be stored for up to 2 years with no problem. Then I use the emprty rinsed out pails to store PH+.
    2. 4 months 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. 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.
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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