pH Increaser

There are plenty of reasons why managing the pH level of your pool or hot tub is important, not least the safety of those using it. In a lot of areas of the UK where the natural water supply is typically lower in pH, having the ability to quickly and efficiently increase the pH in your pool is essential. That’s where our highly effective sodium carbonate pH increaser can help.

Available in quantities ranging from 1-20kg, our pH increaser for hot tubs and pools is a proven high-quality, great-value product that is simple to use and effective in regulating the pH of your pool water. Read on to find out more about what pH increaser is, why it’s important and how to use it.

What is pH increaser?

In general terms, pH increaser is the name for any substance that can raise the pH level of an aqueous solution. When it comes to pH increaser for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs, two chemicals can do the job – sodium carbonate (otherwise known as soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate (better known as baking soda). While the latter does typically increase pH levels in pools to some degree, it’s much more effective for increasing total alkalinity. Hence, for specific pH increase jobs, sodium carbonate is the best substance available.

Our pH increaser is entirely sodium carbonate, making it a highly effective water balancing solution.

Why is pH increaser important?

pH increaser is a must-have for owners of pools and hot tubs in soft water areas which include parts of northern England, Wales and Devon and Cornwall, where natural water sources typically carry a lower, more acidic pH level. Monitoring and increasing the pH in your pool accordingly is necessary for several reasons:

Incorrect pH levels in the water can lead to irritation in bathers’ eyes and skin

Chemicals used for keeping the water clean are most effective at appropriate pH levels

Low pH (more acidic) levels in water can lead to damage to the pool or hot tub – notably the grouting or plaster as well as any metal objects.

How to use pH increaser

Testing your swimming pool/hot tub water pH should be done immediately before the use of any pH increaser and redone six hours afterwards. Accurate dosage levels for our pH increaser vary between different areas of the UK due to the pH levels of local water supplies. Thus, we can only offer general dosage recommendations, with a view to the correct level required for your pool becoming apparent after a few doses.

Dosing method

Dissolve a suitable dosage of pH increaser in warm water in a plastic bucket and distribute evenly around the pool or spa with the filter operating.

How to increase pH in hot tubs and pools

As a general guide, suitable dosage levels for hot tubs and pools sit at around 450 grams per 10,000 gallons of pool water.

How to increase pH in spas

As a general guide, suitable dosage levels for spas sit at around 11 grams per 1,000 litres of spa water.

Need some help?

If you require any advice or assistance with your pool chemicals, we’re always on hand to help. Get in touch with our team today and we’ll be happy to come back to you with a solution to your query.

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