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Thread: Ph Minus...Get at the supermarket?

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    Ph Minus...Get at the supermarket?

    Hi all,

    My Ph is around 8.0 and I've been advised to bring this down to 7.2 - 7.4 before I even think adding chlorine. In the UK the chemical to drop Ph costs around $45.00 for approx 5Kgs. Is there a 'supermarket' product I can use instead?

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    Re: Ph Minus...Get at the supermarket?

    Plain old muriatic acid. Comes in gallon jugs-about 5 bucks here. Hardware stores should have it. You need to know what your TA level is too.
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    Re: Ph Minus...Get at the supermarket?

    In the UK it tends to be called spirits of salts.
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    Re: Ph Minus...Get at the supermarket?

    Spirits of salts? I've never heard of it.
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    Re: Ph Minus...Get at the supermarket?

    Quote Originally Posted by darrenkarp
    Spirits of salts? I've never heard of it.
    It's hydrochloric acid. It's used to clean bricks and concrete, so you might find it at construction product dealers.
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