does polyquat 60 raise pH?

my2kidsmom

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Aug 30, 2008
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Las Vegas, NV
I have been doing everything just as I always have. My pH has been pretty consistent. There was a big rain last night and today. I drained some out and checked the chemicals. My CL as still at 11, but my pH was over 8. I added the drops for the acid demand test and just don't think something is right. I added about 2-3 drops at a time and then mixed. The color changed to purple and then as I got to 35 drops, the color changed to yellow (low pH). There was never the pinkish orange (or however you would describe the color of 7.6)

Before I did anything, I wanted to ask opinions. I added the polyquat about an hour before i did the test.
 

JasonLion

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Polyquat will not have a significant effect on the PH, though it might raise it just a little.

If you post a full set of water test results we might be able to figure out what is happening.
 

JasonLion

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Hum, nothing there stands out.

Rain can raise the PH, though not usually dramatically. If it was a major storm then it was probably the rain.