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    raising pH using fountain

    What can I expect when trying to raise pH using this fountain?

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    Re: raising pH using fountain

    That your ph will go up ...sorry I couldn't resist. I would think that fountain will do a great job. Are you in the process of lowering TA?
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    Re: raising pH using fountain

    hahaha!... you got me! I guess I was asking for that one!

    I'm not in the process of lowering TA. I guess I should be raising it. It was only 20 today!
    pH was yellow! Never had it go that low before. I'm not quite sure what happened to lower either one.

    Here are all of my numbers from today..
    FC 6
    CC 0
    ph 7
    TA 20
    CH 40
    CYA 80

    I know CYA is a bit high. I just came back from a two week vacation and used pucks to help FC level. I'm okay with it that high right now. It usually drops during the season bc of rain, evaporation, overflow and water replacement. Any other suggestions?
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: raising pH using fountain

    It is important you get your TA up using baking soda to at least 60 ppm. Then recheck your ph and adjust from there.
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    Re: raising pH using fountain

    I just saw you said you were surprised how low TA was. What was it before? I would check it again before adjusting.
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    Re: raising pH using fountain

    Quote Originally Posted by esim13
    hahaha!... you got me! I guess I was asking for that one!

    I'm not in the process of lowering TA. I guess I should be raising it. It was only 20 today!
    pH was yellow! Never had it go that low before. I'm not quite sure what happened to lower either one.

    Here are all of my numbers from today..
    FC 6
    CC 0
    ph 7
    TA 20
    CH 40
    CYA 80

    I know CYA is a bit high. I just came back from a two week vacation and used pucks to help FC level. I'm okay with it that high right now. It usually drops during the season bc of rain, evaporation, overflow and water replacement. Any other suggestions?
    The pucks not only raised CYA, they lowered pH and TA.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Re: raising pH using fountain

    Thanks Linen and Richard! I didn't realize pucks lowered pH and TA... no more vacations for now so I'm on it.. Baking Soda here I come.

    One more thing.. am I good to leave the fountain going for a day or so?
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
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    Re: raising pH using fountain

    Quote Originally Posted by esim13
    Thanks Linen and Richard! I didn't realize pucks lowered pH and TA... no more vacations for now so I'm on it.. Baking Soda here I come.

    One more thing.. am I good to leave the fountain going for a day or so?
    Why? Your TA is so low I wouldn't expect it to raise the pH much.
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    Re: raising pH using fountain

    That's fine... I would just like to enjoy it another day or two before I put the eye back in the return...

    THANKS!!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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