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Thread: Powder PH reducer or Muratic Acid

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    Powder PH reducer or Muratic Acid

    I have a new pool and I am constantly trying to keep the PH down. Is it okay to use products like powder PH reducer or should I be using Muratic Acid, or are they equivalent.
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    Muriatic acid is slightly better, but the difference isn't particuarly significant so either will do.
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    If you have a SWCG, I've read that the sulfites in the dry pH down (sodium bisulfate) can harm the titanium/ ruthenium electrolosis blades of the unit, therefor muriatic is recommended.

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    I do have a salt generator, so I am glad someone told me about not using dry acid.
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    Just be very careful with the muriatic acid, the stuff can be nasty to work with.

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