Baking Soda

Baking Soda

What is Baking Soda?

Baking soda is Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO₃) and should not be confused with sodium carbonate, though they sound similar. Baking soda is the key ingredient in Alkalinity Up and can be used to raise your alkalinity (or bake your cakes).

What Form(s) Does Baking Soda Come In And How Do I Use It?

Baking soda comes in the form of powder and it should be added to your pool by adding in front of a return jet. It is water soluble and dissolves quickly, so you can also add it to the perimeter of your pool as well. 

Safety Information About Baking Soda

You should always read and follow all safety precautions on the product labels. Keeping your pool safe means keeping yourself and others around you safe while maintaining your chemistry and your equipment. Some common recommendations include:

  • Wearing protective gear such as gloves and eye protection.
  • Store chemicals in ventilated areas and separate from one another to avoid chemical reactions from leaks.
  • Do not mix chemicals (or pool chemicals for that matter).

See this informative video for some more great tips on pool chemical safety.

Interesting Facts About Baking Soda

  • It is mined from Northwest Colorado.
  • It is used in fire extinguishers and livestock feed.
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