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PH Meters

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Lonesomedave, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Lonesomedave

    Lonesomedave Supporting Member

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    anybody have any experience with those inexpensive ph meters that they sell for swimming pools, etc

    i refer specifically to the ones the go from 0-14....

    are they accurate and how much trouble are they to maintain, calibrate etc

    thanks

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  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME! Supporting Member

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    I think I had to check the pools ph using a water sample. You'd drop a few drops of this solution into the sample and see which color it turned. There was a little color chart to check it against.

    Something like this:
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  3. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

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    If you are talking about the PH meters that work by dipping in your water, the ones popular with hydroponic growers, I went to a family reunion in MI this past summer and my cuz is a (legal) weed grower there. He gave me a mini tour of his hydroponic grow and among his tools he had several of them so apparently they are good enough for hydroponic weed cultivation.
  4. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    Depending on what you want to use, keep in mind that many of the cheaper electronic ones don't work too accurately at the extremes (pH ~1-3 & pH ~11-14).
  5. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

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    Bloodhammer would probably be the expert on this. I think he maintains pools as a profession.
  6. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Don't be ludicrous Supporting Member

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    Not often, thank the gods. I mainly repair and replace equipment and run wires and pipe. I'm not all that good with the chemistry side of it, but if you want to know how to fix a gas pool heater, I'm your man. Just don't get irate if I tell you it needs to be replaced. :rolleyes:

    :p

    Anyway, I've never seen pH tests for pools that go from 0-14. Typical pool pH tests go from 6-8 because anything above or below that range is considered extreme for pools.

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