Lazy river

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Lazy river

Postby rebel.riley » Sat 09 Jun, 2018 19:49

I help maintain a 104,500 gallon lazy river I have to and lots of baking soda every morning.my alkylinty is like 50 to 60 every morning.and my fc has been 00 and no ph?

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Re: Lazy river

Postby Denniswiseman » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 01:59

How are you testing and chlorinating? I suspect your testing is at fault
I don't see how your pH can be zero as it's either acidic or alkaline with 7.0 being neutral. If no pH is being shown then it's very acidic and dangerous
Low total alkalinity isn't a problem if you have a stable pH
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Re: Lazy river

Postby Teapot » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 14:43

rebel.riley wrote:I help maintain a 104,500 gallon lazy river

Not very well from the sound of it!
Come back with a full set of results from a proper test (not dip strips) maybe then we can try to understand you (no pH) must be pure muratic acid then?
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Re: RE: Re: Lazy river

Postby rebel.riley » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 15:53

Teapot wrote:
rebel.riley wrote:I help maintain a 104,500 gallon lazy river

Not very well from the sound of it!
Come back with a full set of results from a proper test (not dip strips) maybe then we can try to understand you (no pH) must be pure muratic acid then?
This was when I went to work.the alkalinity was 10 my fc was 0.5 my ph was -70.

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Re: RE: Re: Lazy river

Postby Teapot » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 16:01

rebel.riley wrote:
Teapot wrote:
rebel.riley wrote:I help maintain a 104,500 gallon lazy river

Not very well from the sound of it!
Come back with a full set of results from a proper test (not dip strips) maybe then we can try to understand you (no pH) must be pure muratic acid then?
This was when I went to work.the alkalinity was 10 my fc was 0.5 my ph was -70.

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pH is a scale from 0 to 14, where does -70 come from?
What are the other important water figures, Hardness, Cyanuric acid? you won't maintain a free chlorine figure without cyanuric acid stabiliser.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PH
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Lazy river

Postby rebel.riley » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 16:09

My ph looks like acid When I test it.I'm I getting to much?
Teapot wrote:
rebel.riley wrote:
Teapot wrote:Not very well from the sound of it!
Come back with a full set of results from a proper test (not dip strips) maybe then we can try to understand you (no pH) must be pure muratic acid then?
This was when I went to work.the alkalinity was 10 my fc was 0.5 my ph was -70.

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pH is a scale from 0 to 14, where does -70 come from?
What are the other important water figures, Hardness, Cyanuric acid? you won't maintain a free chlorine figure without cyanuric acid stabiliser.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PH


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Re: Lazy river

Postby Denniswiseman » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 16:38

You haven't replied as to how you are testing or chlorinating
You need a decent FAS/DPD test kit to get these numbers
AS teapot says dip strips and pool store testing isn't accurate
FC:
TC:
pH:
TA:
CH:
CYA:
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Re: RE: Re: Lazy river

Postby rebel.riley » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 16:54

Denniswiseman wrote:You haven't replied as to how you are testing or chlorinating
You need a decent FAS/DPD test kit to get these numbers
AS teapot says dip strips and pool store testing isn't accurate
FC:
TC:
pH:
TA:
CH:
CYA:
With a lisle test kit

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Re: Lazy river

Postby Denniswiseman » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 02:32

You still haven't given all of the numbers (can your kit do that) or tell us how you are chlorinating
I searched the web for Lisle test kit and didn't come up with any results
You need a decent FAS/DPD test kit (Taylor K2006c or TF100) that will give you everything
For the time being go to a pool store with a sample and get them to check your numbers (not recommended for continous use)

That's if you are really interested in checking your water quality

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