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    muriatic acid or dry acids, where to buy in Dallas

    I just got a new 14' x 48'' above the ground pool and I am using the BBB method. I am trying to balance my ph as it increase every other day. I just wonder what will be cheaper: muriatic acid or dry acids? and where to get them. I live in Dallas Texas
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    Re: muriatic acid or dry acids, where to buy in Dallas

    Muriatic is my strong preference and what I always suggest. Dry acid can add things you don't want like sulfates. Any hardware store will have it, often near the paint section. Some big box stores keep some with the pool stuff seasonally. Look on the label and make sure it is 31.45% strength.
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    Re: muriatic acid or dry acids, where to buy in Dallas

    Regular MA is almost always cheaper, pound for pound.

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    Re: muriatic acid or dry acids, where to buy in Dallas

    Welcome neighbor. I get my MA from Home Depot. It is usually outside by the pool stuff.
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    Re: muriatic acid or dry acids, where to buy in Dallas

    Quote Originally Posted by partypond
    Welcome neighbor. I get my MA from Home Depot. It is usually outside by the pool stuff.
    Verify that it is not now half strength 14% stuff for the same price ... HD and Lowes have switched by me.

    I think the 31% can still be found inside maybe near paint?
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    Re: muriatic acid or dry acids, where to buy in Dallas

    Thanks alot for the reply. Is sulfate bad thing to have in your pool and why is that? because I bought the 4lb HTH ph minus and I have to finish them first before I can switch to the other one.
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    Re: muriatic acid or dry acids, where to buy in Dallas

    I have seen MA at Kroger and it's the 31.45% stuff. Also have found it at Lowe's and HD - so far, the one's here are holding the line and are still carrying the 31.45% concentration but I always check the label each time to make sure.
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    Re: muriatic acid or dry acids, where to buy in Dallas

    Sulfates are not a problem in reasonably quantities, but over time they accumulate. If the level eventually gets too high (very very high) there could be SWG or plaster damage.
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