First I would like to state that I have found the information on this site extremely helpful. I now have a clean pool with very little problem due to following the information I have found on this site! Pool stores love me!
Now I have a question I cannot find an answer for. I would like to know when muriatic acid is added to pool water, what happens to the acid. Is it used up? What is the resulting by-product. Or, What compounds that are left behind as a result of use. I have small children and this creates my concern, I want to know how safe is muriatic acid is. I know that muriatic acid lowers PH and TA (Yes I do know the procedure for lowering TA). I normally operate my AGP with a higher PH 7.8-8.0, high TA 240, and a high hardness of 340. Its my fill water from the well. I have been having a little trouble with scaling and would like to lower my PH and TA. Maybe! Thank you for the information on this site. I actually enjoy pool maintenance now .