Originally Posted by darrinf15e
make water acidic? I have an RO
system to drink out of, and I tested the Ph of the end product and it was around 6.0 with the tap being around 7.6.
As it was explained to me by some folks that know alot about RO
, doing a pH test on "pure" water (either RO
or just DI
) is pretty much pointless because the water has been stripped of everything. The 6.0 reading is kind of a false reading because the testing relies on the presence of electrolytes in the water. With RO
water, you've stripped it of everything so it's really neither acidic or alkaline, but it isn't really neutral either. Even the tiniest of impurities that may sneak through can throw it off one way or another.
I'm pretty sure I didn't relay that information 100% as I heard it (!), so please correct me water chemistry gurus if I misstated something in there.
Either way, your salt mix will take the pH right back to where it needs to be with nothing extra.