Ph colors

Problems relating to pH and total alkalinity.
Increase ph, increase TA. Reduce pH, reduce TA.
pH chemistry advice and techniques for the pool.
TVaracchi
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My Pool: above ground 5000 gallons

Ph colors

Postby TVaracchi » Fri 12 Jun, 2009 13:25

I have a basic above ground pool
Round 18ft across ad about 5000 gallons
The clarity of the water appears fine
I have a generic testing kit. 5 drops for chlorine and 5 drops for ph
I have my chlorine levels in the ideal range ( yellow )
The ph color should be somewhere in the red/pinkish family
my ph is yellow from beginning to end. Does that mean my ph is too low or too high?

I believe it is very low. I used some pond test strips and it is showing signs of being low?

I just want to make sure I am correct?

Thanks TONI


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Ph colors

Postby chem geek » Fri 12 Jun, 2009 14:29

As you can see from this link , yellow indicates a pH that is low (6.8 or 7.0) while a red-orange is near 7.5 and pink/red is high towards 8.0/8.2.
TVaracchi
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My Pool: above ground 5000 gallons

Ph colors

Postby TVaracchi » Fri 12 Jun, 2009 15:06

thanks for the help I just wanted to make sure I was correct. Hard enough to maintain the water parameters in a pond with koi. Thanks again
jat

Ph colors

Postby jat » Mon 29 Jun, 2009 14:51

my ph result at the biging is yellow indicates after ONE HOURS be come pink

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