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Thread: Can Wind Increase Acid Demand?

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    Can Wind Increase Acid Demand?

    Lately I have been going through half a gallon of acid a week, or even more, which is higher than normal. My TA is the same at 60. I have a spa spillway, but only a trickle goes down it. I have noticed it's been windy lately, and there are ripples on the water most of the day. Can wind increase acid demand?
    Michael

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    Re: Can Wind Increase Acid Demand?

    Yes - wind can create ripples which in turn aerate the water causing the pH to rise. In addition the spa spillway water flow also aerates the water and the pH will rise.
    Gene
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    Re: Can Wind Increase Acid Demand?

    What's your CH reading?
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    Re: Can Wind Increase Acid Demand?

    Quote Originally Posted by basod View Post
    What's your CH reading?
    CH is 400. It's gone up from 350 in the past 9 months, presumably from refill water.
    Michael

    20,000 gallon in-ground gunite/plaster pool (1992), attached spa with spillway, Pentair Superflo 1.5 HP pump, Smith booster pump for pool sweep, Pentair 2000 DE filter, Sta Rite Max-E-Therm 400 heater, Silencer Blower 2 HP for spa, Polaris 280 pool sweep.

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