Ph drop

DONNIE

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 28, 2007
124
OKLAHOMA
I have always had to fight to lower my Ph from 77 down to 75 with about 7 ounces MA weekly. No biggie. Last Saturday I bought a solar cover, heated the pool from 75 to 85 and started covering the pool at night. (heater off) It has been maintaining temps from 84 to 90 on its own without the heater. Tested Ph yesterday and it was DOWN to 7.3 . It's NEVER went down. Always up. Nothing else has changed. Can the temp or the cover cause that change?


Donnie

CH 300
ALK 90
CYA 70
FC 5.0
SALT 3200
 

nocaster

Well-known member
May 18, 2007
53
Enid, Oklahoma
Donnie,

Is your fill water hard and pH high? Our water here in Enid is extremely hard and alkaline. I'm always fighting pH rise. It's not uncommon for it to go from 7.2 to "off the scale" in three days.
 

DONNIE

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 28, 2007
124
OKLAHOMA
No. Water at the tap is 7.5ish. It was just a supprise to see it move lower. It has never been below 7.5. Like I said....the only difference is the temp and the blanket.
 

Rangeball

Well-known member
May 25, 2007
785
The cover could be preventing CO2 outgassing which can cause PH to rise. It also could possibly be why your PH is a bit lower than normal, as you are seeing the true PH drop from the added acid.