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    Quick help with Muriatic Acid - please

    Hi all -- I rushed home today at lunch to put some acid in pool so kids could swim right away when we get home after work. Used a stick to open the styrofoam(?) seal on top of the new bottle of acid. I never know quite how to get that seal off, and have used a stick in the past with no problems. THIS time, some bark fell into the bottle and, after adding the dosage to the pool, I noted that the bottle has visible fumes coming from the open jar. I put the lid on and then took it off wondering if it would be a problem to have that foreign matter in there with the lid on - will it explode or just break it down? I need to go back to work ---- how should I proceed?
    1. leave acid bottle outdoors with lid on?

    2. find a way to dispose of the acid (tell me how) and start over with a new bottle?

    Late already - help appreciated.
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Quick help with Muriatic Acid - please

    It will just disintegrate the twig. Keep using it for the future additions. Won't harm the container.
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    Re: Quick help with Muriatic Acid - please

    Thanks, x -- so put the lid on like normal and go to work?
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Quick help with Muriatic Acid - please

    yep, you'll be fine!
    18 x 36 Inground Gunnite, White Plaster 21K gallon
    18" raised spa, 8' Diameter (620 gallon)
    Triton II Sand filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG
    Pentair Pump, Max-E-Therm 400 BTU
    Lamotte ColorQ PRO 7-Plus test kit
    TFT-100 test kit

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    Re: Quick help with Muriatic Acid - please

    thank you!
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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