Alkalinity Vs Ph In A Pool?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fishnewbie33, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. fishnewbie33Well Known MemberMember

    New to having a pool. Not understanding this concept...
    Saltwater pool.
    Went to the pool store with a water sample and was told my pH was 6.8.
    I was given something to raise the pH (should be 7.2-7.6) and alkalinity boost.
    I asked why I was given 2 separate items, as I understand that raising my pH will raise the alkalinity (>7 alkaline, <7 acidic), and was told they were 2 separate things.
    What am I missing here?
     
  2. abheeshsValued MemberMember

    There are the same thing. Maybe they wanted to sell you more stuff.
     
  3. kuhlkid

    kuhlkidValued MemberMember

    What are the names of the two products they gave you? Water hardness can refer to multiple different measurements including pH, but pH is specifically alkalinity.
     
  4. OP
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    fishnewbie33Well Known MemberMember

    Just saw this post. One was alkalinity boost, used entire package. Will look for other container.
     
  5. OP
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    fishnewbie33Well Known MemberMember

    Mega pH plus.
     
  6. kuhlkid

    kuhlkidValued MemberMember

    Sure enough, they gave you two products that do the same thing :dead:
     
  7. OP
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    fishnewbie33Well Known MemberMember

    That's what I thought, but when I asked directly that both do the same thing, I was told, emphatically, no. Being a pool newbie, I figured I was wrong.:facepalm:
     




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