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Thread: Air required for X outgassing

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    Air required for X outgassing

    Is it possible to calculate how much air is needed to outgas X amount of carbon dioxide from a pool? Trying to decide if rigging up something to an air compressor would work better/faster for me, but would like to guesstimate how long it might have to run to get the job done.

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    It is completely dependent on how the air is injected into the pool. You want many many small bubbles, which can be done with a fairly low volume of air. Meanwhile even a huge volume of air injected as large bubble will have little effect.
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    [EDIT] Posted the same time as Jason so some information is duplicated. [END-EDIT]

    Unfortunately, this is not easy to calculate, but past experience from some pool owners has shown that using an air compressor connected to a nozzle or pipe producing lots of tiny bubbles is extremely effective resulting in a fairly rapid pH rise (I believe noticeable within an hour).
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    What I have imagined should produce very small bubbles.

    Noticeable in an hour? I could deal with that. Just don't want the compressor running all night long and getting the neighbors upset

    I built an aerator yesterday for my return, but it's still a slow process.

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