CAN BURNED CHARCOAL HELP BALANCE THE PH IN SWIMMING POOLS?
Living abroad on a small island…The resort I work at has too much acid in the pool and it’s going to take some time before we get the chemicals. A guest suggested to me putting burned charcoal in a pillowcase and dropping it into the filter system. He says that this should fix the problem in about an hour. Of course, before making this step the resort wants to research to find if this is harmful and if in fact it actually works. Help!!!! Any suggestions? It’s been a week now and our guests want to swim!
Charcoal is used in water filters to give a clean tasteless water.
Not sure if the charlcoal will affect the pH in the water.
It has been suggested that a high pH of 7.2 to 7.6 ref:
See if the high pH level of 7.2 to 7.6 is acceptable to open the pool. If the article above is justifiable for your situation. Use your water testing set to see if the charcoal really helps if you do decide to use it. It may casue the water to darken but should not damage the chemistry. You can check with a local chemist for more information.
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