Measuring Water Hardness

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Old 06-01-16, 07:18 PM
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Measuring Water Hardness

I'm on well water and have a neutalizer with calcite and a resin based softener. I'd like to get a hardness reading, but am stumped. I've used the calcium hardness test found in my Taylor test kit that I use for the pool. I've diluted the sample down using 93% distilled water and can't get the titrant to turn the water from red to blue. I quit at 70 drops which ends up being something crazy like 9000+ppm. That can't be right. I don't notice any build up. I did a soap suds test in a bottle, and get a lot of suds. Every so often the water does seem hard while taking a shower. Soap takes a little bit more effort to get off. How do I test for water hardness, and why doesn't my pool test kit work?
 
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Old 06-01-16, 07:25 PM
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I just realized that I'm mixed up with the colors. It should go red to blue, so there you have it. No hardness in my water. Looks like I need to tune the softener.
 
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Old 06-03-16, 09:08 AM
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Hardness Test

Hayden,

Thank you for using Taylor Products! What is happening is that you have iron and/or copper in your water, which is not unusual for well water. These are positive interferences for the hardness test. The hardness titrant likes the other metals much more than the calcium hardness in the water. Please have a metals test done on the water you are testing and let me know what you find. You can contact us directly if you would like.

Chris
 
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