How to Raise pH in a Pool

How to Raise pH in a Pool

pH is one of the most (if not the most) important factors that go into maintaining healthy pool water.

pH measures your water's acidity / base levels, and can be affected by a variety of things, like rain, tap water, chemicals, dust, sunscreen, etc.

pH levels fall within the following ranges:

Acceptable (7.2-7.8)

Corrosive (0-7.1)

Scaling (7.9-14): the pool’s interior surface has a potential for mineral build-up / staining.

is your pool's pH lower than it should be? Here's what you should do:

Let pHin give you exact instructions

Getting an accurate reading of your pool's chemical composition is extremely difficult, and deciding what to do with that information is no walk in the park either.

That's why you should rely on pHin's readings. The smart water monitoring device tests your water 144x a day to provide you the most accurate reading based on the results.

The benefits don't stop there - it also goes on to tell you exactly how much of each specific chemical you need to add to your pool water to get it back into a healthy, balanced state.

Make sure your pump & filter are running properly

If pH is the heart of healthy pool water, then the pool pump is the brain. If you're finding that your pool's pH level remains consistently low despite your best efforts to raise it, you might need to check on your pool pump and filtration system.

Your pool has an upward climb towards being suitable enough to swim in without a properly functioning pump and filter. It's definitely worth taking a look to see whether or not there are any issues with them, as they're an integral part of making sure healthy water and chemicals are circulated throughout your pool.

Consider using pH Up, soda ash, or baking soda

pH Up, soda ash and baking soda are all popular ways to increase your pool's pH levels. pH up is a relatively self-explanatory solution, while soda ash and baking soda usage depends on which one you're most comfortable with. Here's a great resource for determining which one is better suited for you! Just make sure that you pay close attention to the amounts you add, as over-chemicalizing your water can be quite dangerous.

If you're anything like me, you err on the side of being safe rather than sorry when it comes to pool chemicals (and pretty much everything else in life). That's why a smart water monitor that proactively monitors your water 24/7 and immediately lets you know exactly what chemicals you need to add to keep your water healthy is the ultimate choice.

No more guessing what's wrong with your water, or trying to figure how many chemicals you need to fix it. It's as simple as enjoying everything else that life has to offer and following the simple instructions provided when your water needs your attention.


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