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    1. 4 years ago
      Awesome
      Worked like a dream no splashing like with liquid no mess
    2. 1 year ago
      So much safer
      Mom is the “pool boy” at our house so I love this stuff in comparison to liquid acid. No splash, no leaking, easy and light weight, small bottles that take up a quarter of the space. Wins all around
    3. 3 years ago
      Great product
      This is so easy to use. So much safer than using liquid.
    1. 7 years ago
      Sparkly clear pool ... finally, again!
      I normally don't write reviews (although I do read them), but this product was just like magic. I have been fighting a cloudy pool all summer and had given up when I came across this product. I decided to try it despite our pool not being clear to begin with. Within a couple of days I noticed that I could start to see the bottom again. Now a few weeks later its like the pool that we had when we first put up our pool Thank you pHree & Clear! Excellent Product!!
    2. 10 years ago
      Easy Pool Maintenance
      We installed our pool about 6 weeks ago. After our initial water fill, we had to increase the pH. Since then I have used 2 phree and clears in a floater every week and have had to do nothing else!! We also use the 3" chlorine tabs, weekly non-chlorine shock, and weekly algaecide 50 for maintenance. Our pool water looks awesome and it take so little time to care for the pool.
    3. 5 days ago
      Phree & Clear
      Stabilized my pool chemicals quickly and cleared up a very cloudy pool. Love this product.
    1. 2 years ago
      Very slow dissolve
      Have never used this product and didn't read all of the reviews. Don't know if the product dissolves faster in warmer water (late season), but it lay in the pool for several days before dispersing. Next year, may dissolve in a large bucket and then add to the pool.
    2. 9 years ago
      Use an old Gym Sock.
      CYA is essential to a balanced pool...think of it as "Chlorine Sunscreen". Sunlight degrades chlorine fast and if you have no CYA, you can be back at zero free chlorine on a sunny day in hours. As others have mentioned, it is very slow to dissolve. It WILL dissolve, it just takes awhile. The worst thing you can do is just dump it into your skimmer, as it will just sit in your filter and even raise your filter pressure. Then when you backwash, you wash out all the CYA with it. The best method I ... read more have found is to pour the amount you need into an old gym sock & knot the top. I then take some string and tie the sock in front of the filter return jet flow. Thanks to the constant water agitation the sock will be empty in a matter of days without granules all over your pool bottom.
    3. 9 years ago
      Have patience
      I have an in deck chlorinator that I used to drop 3" chlor tabs in for my source of chlorination before I retrofitted the system with a salt cell generator, therefore I had this in deck chlorinator not in use any longer until I realized it'd be perfect to pour the stabilizer granuals in and let them disolve slowly and ooz into the pool over a matter of days. I'm able to get a full 8lb pail in at a time. No fuss no muss. Works great.
    1. 3 years ago
      A Must Have!!!
      This product is a must have for all pool owners. When you happen to raise the chlorine level too high, this product will save day. It works and it works fast. Excellent product.
    2. 3 years ago
      Just what I needed!
      I purchased the chlorine neutralizer from In the Swim because they offered the size I needed. The price was excellent and they shipped it quickly; we received it just 2-3 days after ordering. I will purchase this from In the Swim again.
    3. 5 years ago
      Chlorine Neutralizer did lower chlorine levels
      This stuff really works. Getting the right amount was a "guess" but did get it down - and fast.
    1. 1 decade ago
      Easiest Product To Use
      We have well water and when we had it tested there was NO metals in it whatsoever. We have some of the best drinking water ever, but it wasn't fit to swim in, so the first thing we had to do was add the calcium hardness to it. We bought this container from In The Swim and it was delivered right to our door. We added it to the pool which was quick and easy, since the directions were right on the container and it did the job perfectly! We've only had to add it that one time. Thanks In The Swim!! ... read more Now I buy all of our pool products from you!!
    2. 10 years ago
      Quick reasonable pool chemical
      Ordered Calcium hardness on Friday Afternoon and recieved on Saturday. About 2/3rds of the price of in store and I needed 75 pounds so good saving. I could not believe how fast I got this, will definitely look at In The Swim for future pool needs.
    3. 5 years ago
      Worked Great!
      Here in Memphis, TN we have naturally very soft water (20ppm) out of the tap. I was noticing the mortar from the stone copping in the bottom of the pool. I used the product in my endless pool to bring it up to 200ppm. The mortar has stopped eroding away. I will continue to use this as needed.
    1. 2 years ago
      Consistent results
      Fast service, economical product with consistent results
    2. 2 years ago
      Why the Extra Charge?
      In the Swim charges "handling fees" only observable when checking out. Low
    3. 1 decade ago
      Great Value
      I purchase the Soda Ash in 50 lb. bags due to the amount of acid rain I get here in Ohio. I think the 50 lb. bag is great because I always have enough on hand to re-balance the pH in my large 40,000 pool. Buying in the 50 lb. size is most economical, and will last me through the season. Highly recommended!
    1. 6 years ago
      Works when the other things are balanced
      Bought 2 gallons of this to bring up CYA from pretty much zero after winter cleanup. Pool is about 17000 gallons above ground. After adding first gallon nothing waited 24 hours still nothing added second gallon and got a slight reading. I ordered another gallon and while I was waiting went ahead and balanced the other things. PH was in range, but TA was very low. Well water so there's a lot of pool unfriendly content in the water. Threw a few boxes of baking soda in to raise the TA and suddenly ... read more the CYA numbers came up. Could have been nothing more than time, but seemed to me this doesn't work well if the TA is low. Once everything else got right the CYA number was there. If you're having problems with this try getting the other things balanced and hopefully you'll be as fortunate as I was.
    2. 10 years ago
      Wow- what an improvement
      Our well water is incredibly hard (more than 2000 ppm TDS). I tried several things and finally decided the failure to get a good readings was because the water was simply not absorbing the chemicals. I was a bit anxious but added the 2 gallons of stabilizer/conditioner and the pool has been sparkling ever since.
    3. 2 years ago
      Worked as advertised
      We recently had our pool re-plastered and filled. It's going to be a salt system so we did not install a chlorinator to be able to use tabs with stabilizer. In the first 30 days we are using liquid chlorine (bleach) and needed the CA for stabilization. Four bottles set the level perfectly.
    1. 3 years ago
      Works great
      I bought this product a month ago because we where having problems getting the chemicals balanced which was causing our water to have a green tint. We applied a cap full in our pool in the evening and in the morning the pool was clear and the chemicals balanced. I would recommend this product to anyone.
    2. 3 years ago
      Correct chemical balance
      When opening the pool this spring I had low alkalinity. Used this product to bring the pool water back into balance. Worked as advertised.
    3. 5 years ago
      Great price great item!
      Go ahead shop around you will be back. Great price on a great item works perfect for my hot tub and pool. Were using alot less ph+ for pool and ph- for hot tub. And compared to smaller bottles you save a bundle!
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Water Balancers

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    Why Pool Water Balancers are Important

    Pool water balancers help you manage water quality and avoid pool staining from improper water chemistry. In addition, pool chlorine levels are regulated by pool water balance levels, and incorrect ranges cause skin and eye irritation, and destroys chlorine's ability to kill bacteria and other harmful contaminants.


    •    - High pH and alkalinity levels also makes chlorine very sluggish and at a pH of 8.0 over 50% of your chlorine is wasted.
    •    - Low pH is also a problem, and at a pH of 7.0, chlorine is overly active and depletes more rapidly.
    •    - High pH and alkalinity levels can cause unsightly scale deposits, cloudy water and eye irritation.
    •    - Low pH and alkalinity levels can cause etching and corrosion to pool equipment, covers and pool surfaces. 
    •    - Low alkalinity levels makes your pH level erratic and unstable, even after adjustment.
    •    - High alkalinity levels makes your pH level overly stable and difficult to adjust pH up or down.
    •    - Low calcium hardness creates aggressive water that seeks to satisfy a demand for hardness, in troublesome ways. 
    •    - Low stabilizer levels allows the sun to burn-off chlorine as fast as you can add it, resulting in unsanitary pool water.

    In order to maintain swimmer comfort and health and to protect the condition of pool surfaces and equipment, it is important to keep both pool ph chemicals on-hand. Other water balance levels are slower to change, but be sure to test and adjust alkalinity, hardness and stabilizer levels every spring, and each month during the season. With regular pool water testing, it's easy for any pool owner to make chemical adjustments and maintain balanced pool water. 

    •    - pH Increaser is a base used to raise low pH levels when 7.2 or lower
    •    - pH Reducer is an acid used to lower pH levels when 7.8 or higher (also lowers Total Alkalinity)
    •    - Alkalinity Increaser is used to raise low alkalinity levels when below 80 ppm
    •    - Calcium Hardness Increaser is used to raise low hardness levels when below 200 ppm
    •    - Stabilizer or Conditioner (Cyanuric Acid) is used to protect chlorine from the sun, best in range of 20-50 ppm

    As with all of our products at In The Swim, our water balance chemicals are of first-class quality and are available at economical, affordable prices. With the help of a good test kit and quality pool balancers, pool owners can easily maintain high water quality to protect their pool surfaces, reduce chlorine expense, and protect the health of swimmers. Water is balanced when pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, chlorine and stabilizer levels are all within their recommended ranges: 

    •    - pH: 7.2 to 7.8
    •    - Total Alkalinity: 80 ppm to 120 ppm
    •    - Calcium Hardness: 200 ppm to 400 ppm
    •    - Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid): 20-50 ppm
    •    - Free Chlorine: 1.0-2.0 ppm