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    AC water (possibly distilled) into pool

    Hey guys I was wondering if there are any adverse effects if I connect my AC unit output into the pool. AC dumps about 6 gallons of possibly distilled water that is more acidic than pool water.

    That's about as much water that I lose to evaporation.
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    Re: AC water (possibly distilled) into pool

    Usually that is fine. Occasionally, especially with lower quality AC units, the water will bring along some metals dissolved into the water from corrosion that can cause staining.
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    Re: AC water (possibly distilled) into pool

    Thanks Jason. My AC unit is only two years old
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    Re: AC water (possibly distilled) into pool

    You could collect the water coming from it and have it tested for metals to be sure... I think I would. Not a large quantity on a daily basis, but might be enough to cause a problem over time if there were some metals there.
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    Re: AC water (possibly distilled) into pool

    Just to clarify, that is not distilled water but condensation and it will contain whatever impurities it may have picked up from the environment. I'm not saying you shouldn't use it, I have no opinion on that, just know it is far different from distilled water.
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    Re: AC water (possibly distilled) into pool

    thanks guys, that's solid advice.
    I am not planning on swimming in the pool when this is happening.
    14500 gallon plaster pool (replastered in May 2009) : 32ft.L x 4ft.D x 14ft.W
    Pentair FNS Plus 48 sqft DE filter --> New filter grids as of May 2011. I use DE for them.
    Polaris 280 & Aquabot T-Jet Turbo at 2hrs/week. 20ft by 4ft solar heating panels
    Circupool RJ30 SWG set at 80% output & Pentair SuperFlo 1hp 2speed running 8 hrs/day

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