What are the alternatives to using muriatic acid to lower the PH in a swimming pool?

Answer Answer There are 3 principal chemicals for lowering pH: muriatic acid, sodium bisulfate (dry acid) & CO2.If this is a commercial application then CO2 may be a viable source. The sodium bisulfate ... Read More »

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How much muriatic acid is needed to lower the pH in swimming pools?

To lower the pH with muriatic acid, you will need to add 6 ounces of muriatic acid per every 5,000 gallons of water if the pH reading is between 7.6 and 7.8. If the pH is between 7.8 and 8.0, use 8... Read More »

How soon after putting muriatic acid in your swimming pool can you swim?

AnswerOur pool guy comes in the early afternoon/late morning every Monday. I check the pool PH around 5 pm, and the readings are all right I would say five hours? That's our pool, though,... Read More »

Can you use muriatic acid to clean swimming pool filters?

%REPLIES% Answer YES. USE ABOUT TWO PARTS WATER ONE PART ACID. LET THEM SOAK FOR A FEW HOURS THEN RINSE. Answer Muriatic acid can be used to clean filters, HOWEVER there is a proper sequence to cle... Read More »

How do you lower the alkalinity of a pool with muriatic acid without affecting the pH?

%REPLIES%AnswerThese instructions apply to normal size and depth residential pools.At the end of the day, when filter pump has turned OFF (and will not come back ON until next morning), pour 1 quar... Read More »