[mage lang=”en|fr|de|en” source=”flickr”]swimming pool chemicals alkalinity[/mage] Does the ph and alkalinity of pool water affect the quality and feel of it?
I add a lot of chemicals to my pool every year, why do I do this anyway? Why can I just swim? I mean, the water looks fine when I take the tarp off every year.
There’s a simple answer for that.
As you should know, pH is how Acidic or Basic a substance is. A neutral substance has a pH of 7 (6-8.5 is an appoximate reccommendation on good swimming pool pH). Let the pH get too low or high and it will start irritating your skin or eyes. You can easily test your pH by buying Multi-Test strips from Wal-Mart in the pool supply aisle.
[mage lang=”en|fr|de|en” source=”flickr”]pool chemicals low alkalinity[/mage] High Total Alkalinity and Low Ph problem?
My TA was reading at 200 and my ph at 7.8. The pool shop told me to add acid to decrease my TA. I did this last night (16hrs ago) and let the pump run for 4 hours. This morning I have tested the water and the ph is down to 7.0 and the TA down to only 180. Do I need to give it longer to have affect on my TA? Should I be worried that my ph is so low? Have only just installed my pool this year, so am new to all this chemical stuff! Please help
Your ph at 7.0 right now isn’t an issue. It’s only a tad out of whack. That TA still needs to come down though. Where did you put that acid in the pool? You ought to have put it in the deep end and away from any skimmer or pool return and if you have a main drain suction, it should be off. That’s called “slugging”. The acid drops to the bottom of the hopper and changes your TA with little effect on your Ph.
On the flip side, putting acid in the shallow end or in front of a pool return will drop Ph and do next to nothing to your TA since the acid gets diluted right in front of the jet.
The time frame of 16 hours, if you added enough acid ( I wouldn’t have added more than 1 gallon at a time for a say, 16×32 pool) in the right place in the pool (deep end) would have dropped the TA to probably just above ideal at 130-140. Something you did wasn’t right. Either the dosage or the location. Why aren’t you running your pump for more than 4 hours per day? The equipment for any pool is sized that it has a turnover rate of 1.5. That means that in 24 hours, 1.5 times the pool volume gets filtered and sanitized. Less than 18 means that you’ll eventually have a water clarity issue since your turnover then is only 1 at 18 hours run.
My pool seems the use of chlorine, as it should. I sat up in shock a bag Pool almost every day. Even then it is at the lower end of the recommended range. If I not, the pool will start to green after a day or two to make. I checked the pH value and it is always good – also took several samples Pool Shop – where a more detailed examination. They say the chemicals are good, except that chlorine is low. How much chlorine do with a pool (15,000 gallons pool)?
try to put chlorine in your pool bars … they can go in the baskets and baskets of swimmers in swimming on the water …. it might help. Do you have a Polaris suction thing? These allow algae and dirt. All pools must be at 1.5 ppm chlorine, shocking as it should bring up to 3.0 ppm chlorine ….
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I discovered my pool today and discovered upground fiberish pink foam hair at all like pool, especially on the scale. If You pick it, it feels like a lot of snot, but its easy to separate and separable. It is really bad and theres plenty of it. The pH value is too low for my Father threw some chemicals, but we are confused .. what is the pink foam? Is there some kind of growth? Is my pool safe for swimming?
What you describe looks like the problem commonly known as "pink slime." It's not as if it partcularly dangerous, just unpleasant to have to sound. Take a look at these pages and see if that's your problem: http://www.gordonavenuepoolcentre.com.au/WaterChemistry/Handover http://www.parpool-spa.com/Page/Help/Pool/Pink_Slime.html / ALGAE.HTM http: / / www.kingtechnology.com / InfoStation / challenges.htm http://www.hydrotechpoolproducts.com/ troubleshoot.html Good luck!
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