Which chemicals are used to Balance the water?

The chemicals needed to adjust the water balance are:
Chlorine or Bromine                 Raises sanitizer level
Soda Ash Raises  pH
Muriatic Acid Lowers*  pH
Sodium BicarbonateRaises Total Alkalinity
Muriatic AcidLowers** Total Alkalinity
Calcium Chloride Raises Calcium Hardness
 *When 'walked' around the pool    **When added in one location

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