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    Liquid Clorine and Muriatic Acid

    I read that many of you use liquid clorine and muriatic acid in your ABG Pool. I thought my local pool store said you should use the powdered stuff. I didn't read anything in the pool manual that said anything either way. What do you all think is the best way. Any advantages to either, or disadvantages? Thank you.
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    Re: Liquid Clorine and Muriatic Acid

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...nate-your-pool This will probably answer most of your questions.


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    Re: Liquid Clorine and Muriatic Acid

    How much Pool School have you read? Start with these (note the last one describes the types of chlorine). After reading these (and some of the 1000s of threads on the forum) you should be able to make an informed decision.
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
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    Re: Liquid Clorine and Muriatic Acid

    Quote Originally Posted by vicsin View Post
    I thought my local pool store said you should use the powdered stuff. Any advantages to either, or disadvantages? Thank you.
    Your local pool store is going to tell you to buy the overpriced and many times unneeded things that they sell.

    As has been suggested,

    Buy a good test kit
    Read Pool School
    Save money
    Have a cleaner pool

    The disadvantage is to the owner of your local pool store because you will no longer be assisting with his boat payment and Caribbean vacation this winter.

    I admit that I have only had a pool for six months, but it is sparkling clear, no odors and a joy to have. All I have put in it is household bleach and muratic acid.

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    Re: Liquid Clorine and Muriatic Acid

    Pool shops are there to sell product, TFP only puts what you need in the pool...
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    Re: Liquid Clorine and Muriatic Acid

    Thx for the suggestions about the pool school and the links. Read them all and my question answered very well.
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    Re: Liquid Clorine and Muriatic Acid

    Just note from what you read here that you should add most concentrated chemicals slowly over a return flow and then lightly brush the side and bottom of the pool where you've added the chemical to ensure thorough mixing. Some cautions from the pool store are because it's easier to sell a product that's less likely to be abused. Then again, it could just be about the money.
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