Water Balance is essential for your pool water needs. Without the correct balance, water can irritate the skin and eyes, look cloudy and cause harm to your pool surface and equipment.
Sodiac Bicarbonate / Buffer / Alkalinity Increaser / Balance Pak 100 is used to raise the Alkalinity and pH in your water. If the Alkalinity is too low the water will become acidic and corrosive. Acidic water will normally appear crystal clear but will make you feel itchy.
Don't get confused! Sodium Carbonate sounds the same but is different. Sodium Carbonate is used to raise the pH only!! Also know as pH increaser, Soda Ash and Balance Pak 200.
Sodium Bisulphate / Dry Acid / pH Down / Lo n Slo is used to decrease the pH and Alkalinity. This product is much safer to use than liquid acid! When pH is too high, the skin becomes irritated. This is why the balance needs to be perfect for comfortable swimming. This product comes in either a powder form or tablets. Tablets are easy to use. Place 1 tablet in the skimmer basket a week for the perfect water balance.
Calcium Chloride / Calcium Hardness Increaser / Balance Pak 300 / Hardness Raiser is used to protect the pool surface and equipment. This is very important in fully tiled pools as it will prevent tiles from breaking off the pool surface. Not recommended in Quartzon pools which naturally have a high calcium level.
UV Blockout / Cyanuric Acid / Stabiliser / Sunscreen is a great product in Summer! It will prevent chlorine and chemical consumption from the sun and is easy to dissolve. Not recommended in winter.