pH+ (pH Plus) is a chemical product used to raise the pH level of water, including swimming pool water, hot tubs, and other water systems. The pH scale measures the acidity or alkalinity of a substance, and pH+ is typically used when the pH of the water is too low or acidic.
Low pH levels in pool water can cause various issues, such as corrosion of metal fixtures, damage to pool equipment, eye and skin irritation, and reduced effectiveness of sanitizers like chlorine. pH+ is designed to raise the pH level to a more desirable range, typically between 7.2 and 7.6 for most swimming pools.
pH+ is usually available as a granular or powdered form of sodium carbonate (soda ash) or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). It can be added directly to the pool water by broadcasting it evenly across the pool or by dissolving it in a bucket of water and then pouring the solution into the pool.
It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and recommendations when using pH+ to avoid adding too much and overshooting the desired pH level. Regular testing of the pool water using a pH testing kit is essential to determine the appropriate amount of pH+ needed.
Maintaining proper pH levels in a pool is crucial for swimmer comfort, effective sanitation, and preventing damage to pool surfaces and equipment. It's