Balancer Chemicals

Balancing pool water is the first step to a healthy pool. If pool water is balanced that means its pH is in harmony with the human body, making is more pleasant to swim in. Balanced water also reduces the risk of eye and skin irritation. Finally, it reduces corrosion of pool surfaces and equipment, saving you money in the long run.

Achieving balanced pool water means getting the Total Alkalinity right before the pH level. Why? If you don’t reach the ideal Total Alkalinity level (between 80 -120), then you will struggle to maintain a pH level between 7.2 -7.8.

To get both Total Alkalinity and pH level right, we recommend testing your pool water weekly with BARACUDA® 6in1 SMART DOSE Test Strips during the off-season and at least twice a week during summer. If your water is unbalanced, the test results will let you know which BARACUDA® SMART DOSE chemicals to use, including balancers. BARACUDA® balancers are Buffer, Dry Acid, Soda Ash, Calcium Increaser and UV Shield. These chemicals have a SMART DOSE logo on the front. By looking at the SMART DOSING table on the side of the pack in conjunction with the 6in1 SMART DOSE Test Strip results, you can determine exactly how much of any of these chemicals you need to add to your pool water. Balancing pool water couldn’t be easier!


Click here to learn more about the SMART DOSE™ System.

*Baracuda Pool & Spa Chemicals not available at Bunnings Warehouse. 




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