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    ok to add acid directly?

    Hi
    So add muriatic acid from time to time
    Is it Ok to add it directly or ought it be diluted first?
    Thank you
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    Re: ok to add acid directly?

    Add it directly in front of a return jet. Slowly pour it in just above the surface and rinse your cup. No need to handle it twice by diluting.
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    Re: ok to add acid directly?

    I second the direct approach. get low to the water so as to reduce any splashing.
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    ok to add acid directly?

    Quote Originally Posted by elwood58 View Post
    I second the direct approach. get low to the water so as to reduce any splashing.
    Make it three.

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