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Saltwater Pools & pH Balance

Published by Matt Fichera on 09/09/2021

Saltwater Pools & pH Balance

Saltwater pools or chlorine generators will cause the pH of the pool water to increase consistently. Here is why.

A salt water system / chlorine generator generates sodium hydroxide during the process. Sodium hydroxide itself is a pH increaser. Hence each week you will find yourself adding pH- or sodium bisulfate to lower the pH of the pool water. A proper pH level is 7.2 – 7.6. We included a chart below to help you add the correct dosage. Here is an example:

Say your pool water has a pH of 8.0 and you would need it to be at 7.6. If your pool is 10,000 gallons you would need 2.5 pounds of sodium bisulfate to drop the pH to 7.6. You will find yourself adding pH- every 7 to 14 days

We offer many different types of pH minus as well as other types of pool balancing chemicals. Our staff has many years of experience working with salt systems, as well as optimizing pool water. We would be happy to help answer any questions you may have.