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    Acid Lines - Avoiding Damage

    Hi,

    I just had an IntelliChem installed with a IntellipH and I'm just wondering if there are any best practices recommended regarding what to do with the lines that the acid runs through. Ideally, I'd like to zip-tie them with the other equipment lines. Am I correct that, over time, the lines will deteriorate? If yes, what do people do to avoid damage to other components when that happens? Just proactively change out the lines before there are any issues? If yes, how often? Or are there other recommendations with what to do regarding the lines?

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
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    Re: Acid Lines - Avoiding Damage

    Acid should have very little affect on the plastic tubes.....just like it has little affect on the plastic jug it comes in.
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    Re: Acid Lines - Avoiding Damage

    I plan on swapping out the acid line after the Stenner pump once a year, when I do the Stenner tube out of an abundance of caution (I am sure it's not needed but I am just like that with some thing). As Dave said the acid it's self is not a concern, I am thinning more about the UV exposure and to a much lesser degree pressure. If the line after the pump breaks that could be an issue because I could be pumping acid on my equipment and pad. The suction side I will leave longer if it breaks no big deal I will just loose prime but should not cause much of a spill if any. Chlorine I plan on letting go until it looks bad or breaks.

    If you are super concerned about it you could always get a second larger tube to cover as much of the pressure side line as you can and put a T or whole in it at the lowest point with a catch basin below.
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    Re: Acid Lines - Avoiding Damage

    Quote Originally Posted by atttech-2 View Post
    I plan on swapping out the acid line after the Stenner pump once a year, when I do the Stenner tube out of an abundance of caution (I am sure it's not needed but I am just like that with some thing). As Dave said the acid it's self is not a concern, I am thinning more about the UV exposure and to a much lesser degree pressure. If the line after the pump breaks that could be an issue because I could be pumping acid on my equipment and pad. The suction side I will leave longer if it breaks no big deal I will just loose prime but should not cause much of a spill if any. Chlorine I plan on letting go until it looks bad or breaks.

    If you are super concerned about it you could always get a second larger tube to cover as much of the pressure side line as you can and put a T or whole in it at the lowest point with a catch basin below.
    Thanks for the info! I like the idea of the lager tube with a drain...have to think it over.
    In-ground 47'x25' free-form gunite pool w/ spa w/ waterfall. 35,380 gallons. 3' to 8' deep. 96 sq ft 6" deep sun shelf. SunStone Select Quartz Finish (Graphite). 2 Hayward skimmers. Jandy DEV60 DE Filter + Pro Series Plus 2HP Pump. Polaris PB4-60 Pressure Cleaner Booster Pump. Raypack P-R406A Heater. EasyTouch 8. IntelliChem w/ Acid Tank. IntelliChlor IC60. Techo-Bloc bullnose coping + Blu 60 mm paver patio. Merlin SmartMesh cover. TF-100.

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