Ph reducer

Discussion in 'Sports Field Maintenance' started by Paliaike, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Paliaike

    Paliaike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Hi everyone,

    Does anybody use the pHairway ph controller ?

    i hope somebody can gives me some testimonials...
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Link and what do you need it for?
     
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    Paliaike

    Paliaike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Hi Mike,

    Thank you, i'm using it since 4 years, i really have a good feeling with this system before our water ph was at 9 at this time i was suspecting that fungicide fertilizer (liquid), etc weren't working good since we have the sulphuric acid in the water everything is working better.
    BUT ! sometimes when we put granular grass is not reacting good some peoples around me say "put the acid off" i know that nitrification is quicker with the acid but do you guys think that's the problem ? i'm working on a pure sand mix with ruber and fiber CEC 4
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you use a "addilizer" or such to monitor the amount? And what sort of meter do you use to measure PH?

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    Paliaike

    Paliaike LawnSite Member
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    That's interesting, thank you ! our liquid fertilizers are working very good with the pHairway and also fungicide who are protecting more longer. my problem is only with granular fertilizers sometimes cause a light burn on grass and sometimes not... i just asking if the pHairway mix (Urea + Sulfuric acid) with granular do not create a reaction.
    i don't know what is addilizer mike the pHairway has an integrated probe i'm cheking it every month with ph liquid tester.
    sometimes i'm also cheking water directly on sprinklers with a mobile ph water tester. everything is working good before pHairway ph is 9 and we regulate it at 6.5 sometimes during spring at 5.8
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Interesting item, it IS a 'addilizer', in that it meters application, as I understand. Sounds like you're on the right track. This prolly is the wrong forum, though. Perchance there is a forum for large scale turf mamagers?

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  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Something to consider, depending on location:

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    Paliaike

    Paliaike LawnSite Member
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    nice this "addilizer" i'm gonna take a look on it ! you think i should post in "fertilizer" forum ?
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Worth a try, like I said, seems like there should be a forum for Golf/Sports Field grounds superintendents. Always welcome here, as well. :franceflag:
     
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    Paliaike

    Paliaike LawnSite Member
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    ok Mike i just posted in "sports fields maintenance" *trucewhiteflag*
     
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