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    Adding muriatic acid

    Hi all, it's been awhile since i've posted here.Thanks to this site my pool has been pretty much troublefree.

    When my ph is too high I add muriatic acid to lower.I've always diluted it in a 5 gal bucket.Is this absolutely necessary? I mean....with 11000 gallons of water,if i slowly add muriatic directly to the's being I right?

    What would be the danger,if any, of doing my pool or myself? To me it seems that there is more potential for personal injury by mixing/diluting in the bucket.

    11000 gal L shaped gunite pool with and aggragate plaster
    Pentair cartridge filtration with 1.5 hp pump
    only have 3 returns and one dedicated vacuum line
    manifold to pump is three valve

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    Re: Adding muriatic acid

    No problem pouring slowly into pool in front of a return jet to help it mix.

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    Re: Adding muriatic acid

    I completely agree. I lower the gallon jug of muriatic as far down into the pool water to achieve neutral bouyancy (close, anyway) and then pour out the required amount. I never pour it on dry land, never touch it, never have it go anywhwere but straight into the pool. That won't always work for everyone but it is best and safest for me
    Dave S.
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