pH-Alkalinity Adjustment Tool 4+
pH-Alkalinity Adjustment Tool
Lowry Consulting Group LLC
Designed for iPad
Now, finally, there is an tool for raising or lowering pH and alkalinity in swimming pool water. No more guessing. Exact chemical amounts.
The pH – Alkalinity Adjustment Tool is an incredibly accurate tool for adjusting pH and total alkalinity up or down in swimming pools. In the past, you had four choices for making adjustments to pH and alkalinity:
1. Guess an amount of chemical to add, wait for thorough mixing and retest the water in 1-4 hours to see what it did
2. Make an Acid or Base Demand Test to determine the amount of acid or base by counting drops, looking up the amount in a table, and then adding it. But this only makes the pH 7.5 and does not tell you what the new alkalinity will be after the addition
3. Calculate the amount of alkalinity increase or decrease, add the chemical dose, wait for mixing, and then see what the new pH is
4. Use an app or water analyzer that supposedly gives correct chemical amounts but only gives an amount for pH or alkalinity adjustment
None of these methods are acceptable or accurate and they require waiting and retesting.
Now with the pH – Alkalinity Adjustment Tool, you input the pool volume and water conditions and it calculates the exact amount of chemicals to add to reach either a Target Alkalinity (and it provides you with a new pH) or to reach a Target pH (and it provides a new Alkalinity). We call this pH Priority and Alkalinity Priority.
You enter Pool Volume and levels for CYA, Borate, Calcium Hardness, Salt or TDS, and Temperature on the first screen. Then on the second screen, you enter Current pH and Current Alk in the yellow cells near the top and then enter Target pH in the yellow cell in the red pH Priority Section and Target Alkalinity in the yellow cell in the green Alkalinity Priority section. You instantly see the chemical amounts needed for obtaining either pH Priority (red section) or Alkalinity Priority (green section).
There is also a note below the green section stating that when alkalinity is on Target and pH is less than 7.5, aerate and cause turbulence to only raise pH. By doing this you can get pH 7.5 and Alkalinity of 90 ppm.
So, you can choose whichever Priority you want – pH or alkalinity. You can also change Targets to see what it will do. The Conditions on the first screen can be changed also to see what effect they will have on pH and alkalinity. Changing any condition on the first screen will change dose amounts and New pH and New Alk on screen 2.
Changing Target pH will change the chemical dose amounts and the New Alk.
Changing Target Alk will change the chemical dose amounts and the New pH.
The pH – Alkalinity Adjustment Tool is an accurate and easy way to know what chemicals are needed to achieve perfect water balance. You can decide what Targets you want for pH and alkalinity and it will calculate everything for you. No more guessing and testing to see what changed. No more under or over-dosing. Save money by knowing the exact doses of chemicals and what they will do to pH and alkalinity.
The pH – Alkalinity Adjustment Tool is different from the Pool Acid Dose Calculator because the Pool Acid Dose Calculator only works for lowering pH and alkalinity and only from Current pH 7.6 to 8.2, Current Alkalinity from 70 to 220 ppm with a Desired pH from 6.0 to 8.1 and CYA of 0, 30, 50 or 100 ppm and Borate of 0, 30 and 50 pm. It also has 0.1 limits for all conditions.
The pH – Alkalinity Adjustment Tool works for any current or starting pH and alkalinity, any CYA, any borate, any calcium hardness, any TDS, any temperature with any Target pH or alkalinity, and it works for raising or lowering both with an accuracy of 0.01. It is also much more accurate than the Pool Acid Dose Calculator because it uses all sources of hydrogen ion (H+) in the water.
There is no other tool like this available for the pool and spa industry.
Ratings and Reviews
Could be better
I’m slightly color blind. So the yellows and greens I can hardly tell apart. But the worst part is the white lettering inside the yellow/green colored boxes. If they were black I could read those and deal with the other. Until that gets fixed I doubt I’ll use this app.
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- Lowry Consulting Group, LLC
- 9.6 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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- © 2020 Robert W Lowry
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.