Total alkalinity is a measure of the total alkaline substances found in the pool water. For swimming pool purposes we usually determine the carbonate content of the water by measuring the level of calcium carbonate. Total Alkalinity, or TA, should usually be kept at 80 – 120 ppm, though in high alkalinity waters this is often hard to achieve without resulting in an abnormally low pH. Low Total Alkalinity: The results of a low TA may be one or more of the following: corrosion of metal parts, staining of the pool surfaces, green water, burning eyes and itchy skin or pH bounce (rapid fluctuations in pH).
- Available in 1kg, 5kg & 25kg containers
- Total Alkalinity: The measure of the water’s ability to resist pH change
- Ideal range: 80-150mg/l (ppm)
- This product is for increasing total alkalinity – Low Total Alkalinity in the pool will cause pH bounce, staining and increased corrosion
Application Instructions: Pre-dissolve the powder in a clean plastic container at a maximum rate of 100g of product per 10 litres (2.2 gallons) of clean water. Stir well to ensure that the powder is fully dissolved. Add the resulting solution to the pool whilst the pump(s) are turned ‘on’, preferably near to the water inlets to aid distribution. The total required amount of TA Raiser can be applied in one application unless metals are present in the pool water.