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    Water Balancers

    1. 10 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. 2 years 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
    3. 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.
    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
      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.
    3. 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.
    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3. 4 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. 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
    2. 3 years ago
      Always excellent
      Always good quality chemicals, fair prices and quick shipping!
    3. 2 years ago
      Why the Extra Charge?
      In the Swim charges "handling fees" only observable when checking out. Low
    1. 2 years ago
      Great product
      This is so easy to use. So much safer than using liquid.
    2. 4 years ago
      Great product
      This product dissolves instantly!! Works great too, in bringing down PH
    3. 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!
    1. 1 year ago
      Very slow dissolve
      Have never used this product and didn't read all of the reviews. Don't know if the product dissolves faster in warmer water (late season), but it lay in the pool for several days before dispersing. Next year, may dissolve in a large bucket and then add to the pool.
    2. 2 years ago
      Really does work!
      We tried this last year for the first time because we seemed to be going through 2 bags of shock (how we chlorinate the pool) every other day. Mixing it in a bucket never seemed to work. As other people have said, it won't dissolve and it just winds up on the bottom of the pool. This year we gave it another try. This time slowly putting it through the filter. What a difference! Now I'm adding 2 bags of shock every week and a half. We added this about a month ago and it's still working ... read more great. Water is sparkling clear. Love this stuff!
    3. 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.
    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. 6 years ago
      Sparkly clear pool ... finally, again!
      I normally don't write reviews (although I do read them), but this product was just like magic. I have been fighting a cloudy pool all summer and had given up when I came across this product. I decided to try it despite our pool not being clear to begin with. Within a couple of days I noticed that I could start to see the bottom again. Now a few weeks later its like the pool that we had when we first put up our pool Thank you pHree & Clear! Excellent Product!!
    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 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
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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