Basically bicarbonate: Carbonate alkalinity is largely in bicarbonate form at normal pool pH ranges.

Twin buffers: Combining cyanurate and bicarbonate alkalinity can provide better protection for the pool’s pH when adding acid.


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  • Defending Your Balance

Building the right buffer may involve more than bicarbonate alkalinity.

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  • Phosphate as a Buffer

Phosphates can be used for buffers in certain applications.