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How do I up my ph balance in tap water

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Ph. levels can be changed by adding lemon juice for acidity or baking soda for alkalinity.

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How do I correct my pond water's ph it is 5.8 ??


That is very acidic. Swimming pool supply stores will have powder to raise ph.

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Why do i get excessive foam on my spa


My goodness! I normally don't need to feel that a correction needs to be aimed at a solution provided, but I would not follow the instructions above to correct your foaming issue by dropping the pH to a level of 7.0 That is WAY TO ACIDIC!!!
Try to Never allow your spa water to fall below 7.2 as that is the absolute lowest allowable level for your pH. Keep it balanced and stabilized at a parameter of between 7.4 - 7.6 , higher than that then you are to Alkaline! High pH may cause foaming as will Low pH. but the most common reason for foaming is too much solids in the water or contaminants. Be diligent with your water testing to ensure your Total Alkalinity is balanced at 120ppm but a range of 100-150 is acceptable, if this is out of balance your pH will not Stabilize! Repeat... if Total Alkalinity is out of this acceptable range, you will always have a problem with stabilizing your pH to keep in in range that is needed no lower than 7.4 and no higher than 7.6

Shock on a regular routine basis to "Oxidize" contaminants that have "latched' onto your sanitizing molecule and has rendered it useless. This will cause noxious fumes, that will make you choke & cough and will create foam. Shocking, takes care of this problem. Keep your water balanced and the water free from built up "Solids" and your foaming problem will be a thing of the past, until you get in with bathing attire that has been washed with laundry detergent and not rinsed well. That is why it is recommended to not put your bathing attire into the laundry with soap - just water is all that is needed.

Oh, by the way, don't know if I mentioned it, but the way to keep the Solids in check is to empty your spa 3 to 4 times a year. That is the only way to rid your spa of Solids or TDS - Total Dissolved Solids. There is no chemical to lower this Solids problem. The only way to get solids out of your spa water is to Physically get it out of your spa.

Good Luck

Jun 19, 2014 | Intex Pool & Spa

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The ph part on my test strips is brite pink why?


pH Scale
Examples of solutions on the pH Scale compared to distilled water are set out below:
  • pH = 0 => Battery Acid which is very strong Hydroflouric Acid
  • pH = 1 => Hydrochloric Acid secreted by stomach lining
  • pH = 2 => Lemon Juice, Gastric Acid, Vinegar
  • pH = 3 => Grapefruit Juice, Orange Juice, Soda
  • pH = 4 => Tomato Juice, Acid Rain
  • pH = 5 => Soft Drinking Water, Black Coffee
  • pH = 6 => *****, Saliva
  • pH = 7 => "Pure" Water
  • pH = 8 => Sea Water
  • pH = 9 => Baking Soda
  • pH = 10 => Great Salt Lake, Milk of Magnesia
  • pH = 11 => Amonia Solution
  • pH = 12 => Soapy Water
  • pH = 13 => Bleach, Oven Cleaner
  • pH = 14 => Liquid Drain Cleaner such as "Draino"


pH Scale Numbers
This scale is logarithmic. It means that each number is 10 times stronger than the preceding number. For example, a pH of 2 is ten times more acidic than a pH of 3 and one hundred times more acidic than a pH of 4. It is important to monitor pH because live depends on it. For instance, human blood is basic with a pH between 7.3 and 7.5. If the pH of blood drops below 7.3, acidosis occurs. If the blood pH rises above 7.5, alkalosis occurs. Death will occur if blood pH goes below 7.0 or above 7.8. Our human existence depends upon a balanced and buffered blood pH.

so u should seek medical attention

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Smoothe surfaces underwater feel gritty... granular substance is adherring to the walls of the spa


Is this a gunnite spa/pool? Normally a rough surface indicates water that is too acid (I.E. pH is way low) The water wants to be 7.4 pH (7.2 to 7.6) ... and it will get there one way or the other. If this is the case in your pool, the water has taken the lime from the gunnite to satisfy the high acid level.

Please check your pH and other factors. Make sure your water is properly balanced to stop the lime migration ... Also check the calcium level ... should be around 300 ppm though it is ok as low as 175 and as high as 1000.

May 01, 2011 | Pool & Spa

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How to fix ph and hardness in my above pool


Best Answer - Chosen by Asker First of all, I would NOT recommend you use muriatic acid as some people mention, unless your pH or alkalinity are extremely high. This is highly dangerous acid, and if you put in too much, then good luck getting your pH back up again.

You need to test your water with test strips, a droplet test, or bring it into your local pool store and they can test it for you. They should tell you at least your alkalinity, pH, and chlorine levels.

You want to make sure your alkalinity is balanced BEFORE you balance your pH. Alkalinity and pH are related - if your alkalinity is not stable (stable generally means it's between 80 and 120 parts per million or ppm), then your pH will be jumping up and down.

Once your alkalinity is between 80 and 120 ppm, then work on balancing your pH. As long as your pH is between 7.2 and 7.8, it is within a good range. If your pH is 7.8 or higher, you can buy pH decreaser or pH minus at the pool store. On the back of the container, it will tell you how many grams to put in, according to how many litres in your pool. If your pH is extremely high, like at least 8.5-9, then you could consider putting in muriatic acid.

If your pH is too low, you can buy pH increaser or pH plus and put that in your pool. Again, the container will have helpful instructions on the back of it. pH increaser is basically sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda) so if you're hard up for cash, I've heard of some people just dumping baking soda in their pool. However, pH increaser is definitely better quality so I would recommend that first.

It's really that simple. If pH is above 7.8, dump in some pH decreaser. If it's below 7.2, dump in some pH increaser. You can buy them for under 10 bucks each at many pool stores.

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New kettle leaves a metalic tast to water after boiling.


Try different water. If you use tap water normally, buy a jug of water at the store. The pH may be wrong (particularly if it is too low) and leeching metal from the kettle. Good luck.

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Max-e-therm thermal regulator goes bad quickly


thats is related acid left on the pool corroded i service so many salt pool with this heater and not problems at all the awser was the PH WAS balance on the past or now but the problem wont stop there will be future damage to the heat exchanger. are you add tabs to the skimmer? what happend to the heater is because low PH. SORRY not easy solution but to balance the chems and replace any corroded part

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Chlorine generators raise your pH over time. You will always have to monitor and, on occassion, adjust your pH down using acid. Your water being out of balance likely lead to the green water condition.

Check your alkalinity first and adjust it if needed. Once it is stable, adjust pH using acid, then get your pool shocked to kill off the algae. You made need an algacide too but save that for last and only if required.

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Chlorine generator systems gradual increase the water's pH. You'll need to add acid to keep the pH down around 7.4. High pH can lead to cloudy water so get the pH balanced and you should be ok.

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sounds like you may have a water chemistry problem more than a heater problem. High pH coupled with the heat of the exchanger in the heater will allow the calcium in the water to precipitate and scale the tubes of the exchanger. Make sure your water is balanced, pH 7.4-7.6. Water balance factors include pH, total alkalinity, calcium, TDS, and temperature. Use the langlier saturation index to determine your water balance. If your water is balanced, you may have a bad thermal governor. If you hear the heater water hammer and bang around and then shut off, you definitely have a scale buildup in the heat exchanger tubes. Hope this helps...

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