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    20 Baum Muriatic acid prices

    My local Lowes has 20 Baum Muriatic acid for $7.28/ gallon. How does that compare with what everyone out there is paying?
    Petaluma, CA., 11K gallon IG pool, white plaster, Nautilus FNS 36 sq. ft. DE Filter, Jandy 1.5 HP variable speed E pump, Pentair Booster Pump with Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 pool cleaner, Jandy Laars LX Pool Heater, Remodeled (new plumbing, plaster, tile, coping, variable speed pump) January 2013. 400 gallon Artesian Island Spa (Ozonator/Chlorine), TF-100 test kit, SpeedStir.

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    Re: 20 Baum Muriatic acid prices

    Home Depot $10.99/ 2 gallons.
    IG pebble, 15,000 gallon
    48 PentAir DE Filter with backwash valve
    PentAir Whisperflo pump with 1hp 2-speed motor
    Aquabot 4WD, Poolskim
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    DIY chlorine feed
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    Re: 20 Baum Muriatic acid prices

    Be careful at Home Depot



    The brown box ones are the stronger MA for 2g/$11.98 but the KemTek is a weaker version for 2/$10.98. As you can see the brown box pallet is mixed. You need to look at the box you are buying and not trust the pallet tags. The KemTek is 14.5% . Real pool acid is 31.45% (20 baume)

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    Re: 20 Baum Muriatic acid prices

    Thanks for that tip tech guy!
    Petaluma, CA., 11K gallon IG pool, white plaster, Nautilus FNS 36 sq. ft. DE Filter, Jandy 1.5 HP variable speed E pump, Pentair Booster Pump with Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 pool cleaner, Jandy Laars LX Pool Heater, Remodeled (new plumbing, plaster, tile, coping, variable speed pump) January 2013. 400 gallon Artesian Island Spa (Ozonator/Chlorine), TF-100 test kit, SpeedStir.

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    Re: 20 Baum Muriatic acid prices

    This is what I get: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Smart-2x1-Ga ... gks1cpJfN4
    I always check to make sure it's 31.5%. It's in the brown boxes.
    IG pebble, 15,000 gallon
    48 PentAir DE Filter with backwash valve
    PentAir Whisperflo pump with 1hp 2-speed motor
    Aquabot 4WD, Poolskim
    Intermatic Dual Timeclock with freezeguard
    DIY chlorine feed
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    Re: 20 Baum Muriatic acid prices

    That's about what I pay. Don't get the stuff by kemtec in the pool section. They have full strength in the paint department. Should be made by crown right next to the weaker smart muriatic for the same price.
    17500 gallon Doughboy AGP, Hayward DE filter, waiting for the 1.5hp DB pump to go out.
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    Re: 20 Baum Muriatic acid prices

    Here both Lowes and HD only have the weaker stuff in the pool section. The best I can do on 20 baume is Leslie's, 2 gallons for $10.99. It's about the only thing I ever buy at a pool store.
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    Re: 20 Baum Muriatic acid prices

    Yep I got 2 gallons of 20 Baum MA at Leslie's for $11.
    17,000 inground gunite pool finished June 2013. Pentair variable speed something or another. Polaris cleaner, inline rainbow chlorinator. Using trichlor until CYA reaches 50-60.

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    Re: 20 Baum Muriatic acid prices

    I guess my HD is different. Those two pallets were within the same aisle, across from each other. Hence the cross stocked pallets.
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    Re: 20 Baum Muriatic acid prices

    This is what's in my Home Depot box (at $10.98/2):

    IG pebble, 15,000 gallon
    48 PentAir DE Filter with backwash valve
    PentAir Whisperflo pump with 1hp 2-speed motor
    Aquabot 4WD, Poolskim
    Intermatic Dual Timeclock with freezeguard
    DIY chlorine feed
    BBB

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