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Old 12-05-2009, 05:55 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I would like to know if Total Alkalinity is the same as Alkalinity (as CaCO3)? it does not say on my water report CaCO3 it just says Total Alkalinity.

Also is I would like to know what my HCO3 is, it does not say that anywhere on the report nor does it list anything about Bicarbonate.

this it what it has:

Chloride: 13.40 ppm
Sodium: 3.21 ppm
Sulfate: 13.8 ppm
Calcium: 15.2 ppm
Magnesium: 1.12 ppm
Hardness: 46.7 ppm
pH: 7.29 ppm
Total Alkalinity: 31.9 ppm

some clarification would help me get a handle on this.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-05-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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There's a formula to convert total alk (which is CaCO3) to HCO3 but you only need one of the numbers for the profile utilities.

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Thank you Bobby M.

Now the question is what is the formula to convert total alk to HCO3?

EDIT: I figured it out the HCO3 I calculated is 39

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