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Water analysis

Total alkalinity

Total alkalinity
Total alkalinity is the sum of carbonates, bicarbonates and hydroxides, such as sodium and potassium in solution in the water. The more there are, the more alkaline the water is. The less there is, the more acidic the water is. Alkalinity is the second major cause of water problems, following insufficient chlorine.
  • To increase alkalinity: use Club Piscine Super Fitness Alkalinity (sodium bicarbonate).
  • To reduce alkalinity: use hydrochloric acid or muriatic acid.
  • Note: When alkalinity is too low, you will detect the odor of chlorine, your eyes will burn, algae forms, pH is unstable and chlorine disappears rapidly. Be careful: your water will still appear very clear. When the alkalinity is too high your skin will itch, chlorine no longer has an effect, pH is unstable and the water becomes cloudy.