Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Use of heater while Ascorbic Acid still in the water

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Torrington, CT
    Posts
    13

    Use of heater while Ascorbic Acid still in the water

    ​Can I run the water through the heater while Ascorbic Acid is still in the water?
    JLeslie - 16x75 pool 38,00 gallons; Sta-rite system 3 modular media filter; electric heater

  2. Back To Top    #2
    JoyfulNoise's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    11,588

    Re: Use of heater while Ascorbic Acid still in the water

    Did you do the AA treatment with heater in the loop?

    Typically you do not want to run AA through a heater because it will etch the metal in the exchanger. If you have a heat pump with a titanium heat exchanger, then it's not a problem but a copper or cupronickel exchanger in a gas heater is not a good idea.
    Matt
    16k IG PebbleTec pool, 650gal spa, spillway and waterfall, 3HP IntelliFlo VS / 1.5HP WhisperFlo, Pentair QuadDE-100 filter, IC40 SWCG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/hr NG heater, KreepyKrauly suction-side cleaner Dolphin S300i robot, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Torrington, CT
    Posts
    13

    Re: Use of heater while Ascorbic Acid still in the water

    No, the water is not running through the heater. I have an electric heater - and a Sta-rite system 3 modular media filter. I just did the ascorbic acid for the second time because the first (12 pounds - for my 38,000 gallon pool) did not take out all the stains. But the water is too cloudy to see whether the stains are now out (I did it about 15 minutes ago). The PH is at 7.2, FC and TC 0, Alkilinity high at 180 and Total Hardness high at 250.
    JLeslie - 16x75 pool 38,00 gallons; Sta-rite system 3 modular media filter; electric heater

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Torrington, CT
    Posts
    13

    Re: Use of heater while Ascorbic Acid still in the water

    on the test At what point can I start running the water through the heater? There is no FC but the total chlorine is between 1 and 3. I live in NW CT and usually swim all through May and June with the heater but I've lost May and 1/2 of June and am anxious to get it. The water temp is only 69.
    JLeslie - 16x75 pool 38,00 gallons; Sta-rite system 3 modular media filter; electric heater

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •