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Pool Time

Model 23456PTM

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Store SKU #952028

6 lb. pH Up

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Pool Time pH Up raises low pH to maintain the proper pH level of 7.2 in. - 7.6 in. Maintain proper pH enhances the bacteria-killing power of sanitizers, helps prevent scaling of pool equipment and surfaces and helps guard against eye irritation. Add this granular formula directly to water along pool edges.

  • Raises the pH of swimming pool water
  • Prevents eye irritation
  • Protects again corrosion
  • Helps protect from etching of pool surfaces
  • Helps guard against eye irritation
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how fast does the ph up work? minutes, hours?

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May 20, 2015
Added 3 lbs of ph up 2 hrs ago, but still have a low reading.
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June 30, 2016
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To expand on Pool Time Support's question, I'm going to tell you something neither he/she nor Home Depot wants you to know. If your Total Alkalinity is low buy baking soda. Despite the fancy ingredient name on the Pool Time bucket, it is chemically the SAME thing. You can buy baking soda for about 1/2 the price at your local $1 store. I just found this info put myself. And if you live in a state which Read More
To expand on Pool Time Support's question, I'm going to tell you something neither he/she nor Home Depot wants you to know. If your Total Alkalinity is low buy baking soda. Despite the fancy ingredient name on the Pool Time bucket, it is chemically the SAME thing. You can buy baking soda for about 1/2 the price at your local $1 store. I just found this info put myself. And if you live in a state which doesn't tax food, you don't pay sales tax on it. Read Less
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May 29, 2015
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Depending how far out of range your alkalinity is and the size of your pool you may need to add much more. We left our 13,000 gallon pool unattended for a month while out of town and had to add 18 lbs to bring it back in line. The first PH UP I purchased was at the local pool store and cost me $60. for 25 lbs. Its far cheaper at Depot.
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May 26, 2015
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PoolTime pH begins to raise the pH of the pool immediately; however, it would be best to allow 6 - 12 hours of circulation before testing again. If your pH is still low, it might be best to test the pool Total Alkalinity as well. Total Alkalinity acts as a buffer for pH and if it is too low it may be difficult to keep balanced.
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Is this stronger than using baking soda?

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This is sodium carbonate (soda ash) and is MUCH better at raising PH than is Sodium Bicarbonte (baking soda) which is best at raising alkalinity. That said, Soda ash will raise alkalinity somewhat, just as Baking soda will raise pH somewhat but it's better to use the product specific to your pool's needs.
This is a fair price at Home Depot and about half price of Leslie's. However, soda ash can be
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This is sodium carbonate (soda ash) and is MUCH better at raising PH than is Sodium Bicarbonte (baking soda) which is best at raising alkalinity. That said, Soda ash will raise alkalinity somewhat, just as Baking soda will raise pH somewhat but it's better to use the product specific to your pool's needs.
This is a fair price at Home Depot and about half price of Leslie's. However, soda ash can be purchased in larger quantities even more cheaply from various industrial suppliers.
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July 1, 2016
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Sodium Bicarbonate, the active ingredient in Baking Soda, is used for raising Total alkalinity. pH Up is Sodium Carbonate and is better suited to increase pH in pools. Both will increase pH, but the pH Up is the more appropriate product.
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Safe for vinyl?

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Is this product safe to use in above ground vinyl pool?
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August 24, 2016
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Jess, Yes, PoolTime pH Up is safe for vinyl pools. If you have any other questions please contact us at 1-800-252-7665.
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Can you use this product on plants at all?

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December 11, 2015
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Thanks for asking. Our products are intended for use in swimming pools only.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works effectively! The PH level of your pool water must be within range for the chlorine and algaecide to work correctly. If the PH is too high or low you'll be using far more chemicals than necessary and wasting money. I purchased more of PH UP at Home Depot for exactly half of what my local pool store sells it for. Learned my lesson, buy at Depot! May 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PoolTime ph up This has worked wonders for our pool every year. I would highly recommend this item. September 5, 2010
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