Getting the perfect balance of alkalinity and pH is always tricky because the acid will affect both but at varying rate. But you can do it if you follow this guide.
What You’ll Need
Here are the things you will need:
Perfect pool test kit – I would recommend you to get a digital water test kit. That kit will give you the most accurate reading to work with.
Aeration – Aeration is not a chemical or tool but a process that you will use to raise the pH while maintaining the TA.
Muriatic acid – The acid helps to lower both the TA and pH. You can use sodium bisulfate also, but this acid is more effective.
Protective gears – Also, wear things such as gloves, goggles, long sleeves cloths, and other protective gears.
Ideal pH and TA Levels
Even before you know how to raise alkalinity without raising pH in hot tub, you need to have an idea of the pH and TA levels you should target.
- The ideal TA level should be 100 ppm (80-120 ppm is balanced).
- You should target a pH level of 7.4-7.6.