CO2 for Lower pH Pool Water
Liquid acid is the most common formula that people use to lower pH levels in swimming pools. But swimming pool acid is a hazardous liquid. It is highly corrosive and causes harm to people and the environment. This is why we offer a better alternative.
With carbon dioxide or CO2 from Poolsmith Technologies, pool owners don’t have to deal with liquid acid. Let’s see the difference between CO2 and swimming pool acid.
What Happens if Pool Water pH is Too High?
While maintaining your pool isn’t rocket science, it requires knowledge about chemistry since you need to know how to lower your swimming pool’s pH levels.
One of the most common problems with swimming pools is a decrease in the water’s acidity. This manifests through high pH levels and is caused by a few factors:
- The presence of pool chemicals, such as chlorine
- Sudden rise in temperature
- Loss of carbon dioxide
More important than the causes, though, are the effects of high pH levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the ideal pH level of swimming pools is between 7.2 and 7.8. Anything higher than this indicates low acidity.
So what happens when the acidity in your pool water is too low?
High pH levels or low acidity means the pool water is too soft. If you don’t adjust the pH of your swimming pool water, it can cause:
- Skin irritation
- Skin dryness
- Red eyes
- Cloudy water
- Pool equipment scaling
Introducing The Poolsmith® Process
“Eliminate the use of swimming pool liquid acid for the control of high pH in residential swimming pools”. Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used as an alternative to liquid acid in 1000’s of commercial swimming pools worldwide, for many years. Pool operators prefer CO2 because it is non-poisonous and non-flammable and, therefore, safer and easier to use than liquid acid.
Scientifically, carbon dioxide’s effect on pH is a very simple, very natural phenomenon. When dissolved in water, CO2 converts to carbonic acid – a mild acid that is very effective in reducing and stabilizing pH.
With CO2 turning into carbonic acid that lowers pH levels in water, it’s easier to adjust swimming pool pH, making CO2 the best alternative to swimming pool liquid acid.
The Poolsmith® Process
With 20 years of research, development, and field testing, Poolsmith® Technologies developed the perfect Organic pH stabilizer. This includes our patented Carbon Dioxide InpHusion™ process – a 3-step process that efficiently converts carbon dioxide gas to carbonic acid utilizing the InpHuser® injector and a proprietary injection formula. Organic pH™ is planet-friendly, people-friendly, pet-friendly, and pool-friendly.
If you’re still looking for solutions on how to lower the pH levels of your pool, Poolsmith Technologies’ Organic pH™ system is the answer.
Organic pH™ is a “stand-alone” system compatible with all swimming pool pump controllers, salt-chlorine generators, and sanitizers. The system is equipped with a pressure-sensor so it functions only when the pool filter is generating adequate pressure.
Our systems are manufactured in Arizona. All system components were selected to withstand extreme weather conditions common to Phoenix, Arizona. Systems come with a 3-year warranty covering defective components.
Installation & Operation
The Organic pH™ system that can lower pH levels in swimming pools can be installed in less than 15 minutes with a screwdriver, a drill, and a 1 1/8” adjustable wrench. Installation is as easy as “Plug-n-Play” because the InpHuser® injector and the pressure-sensor fitting are designed to easily install in pumps with industry-standard ¼”-18 NPSM straight-pipe drain ports. This includes pumps manufactured by:
Here are the simple steps required to install and operate the system:
- Mount the Controller.
- Connect the 24vDC low-voltage power adapter to a GFCI outlet and connect the power cord to the Controller.
- Remove the drain plugs from the pump.
- Install the InpHuser® injector (patent pending) in the pump strainer basket housing drain port (suction side).
- Install the pressure-sensor fitting in the pump impeller housing drain port (pressure side).
- Connect one end of the 5/32” poly-urethane tubing to the InpHuser® (patent pending) quick-connect fitting and the other end to the Controller quick-connect fitting.
- Connect one end of another length of 5/32” poly-urethane tubing to the pressure-sensor quick-connect fitting and the other end to the Controller quick-connect fitting.
- Attach the pressure regulator assembly to the cylinders utilizing the 1 1/8” adjustable wrench.
- Connect one end of a length of 5/32” poly-urethane tubing to the pressure regulator quick-connect fitting and the other end to the Controller quick-connect fitting.
- Open the cylinder valves.
- Check for pressure leaks using the included bottle of Poolsmith Leak Detector.
- Set the “InpHusion Setting” on the Controller according to the InpHusion Chart.
- Set the “Flow Rate” on the Controller according to the InpHusion Chart.
- Turn the system “ON”.
The Organic pH™ system is an excellent solution for swimming pools with high pH problems. It is easy to install, easy to operate, easy to troubleshoot, and it is affordable to virtually every residential pool owner. With the Organic pH™ system, you can adjust your pool’s pH levels within minutes!
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