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    how to add muratic acid

    Hi, I need to add muriatic acid, how much should I add. Also how should I add it?
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    Re: how to add muratic acid

    Hi BBecky75, hopefully one of the experts will chime in on this . They will need some particulars on your numbers. Pool math is a great place to find how much acid to add based on your numbers. Like, are you trying to lower TA or PH ? To add acid you can pour it in slowly in front of a return jet or into the skimmer. knowing why you need to acid will help
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    Re: how to add muratic acid

    You need to use PoolMath to calculate how much to add based on your current levels and your desired pH level.

    TFP does not recommend adding anything into the skimmer. The Recommended Pool Chemicals article describes how to add chemicals.
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    Re: how to add muratic acid

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    You need to use PoolMath to calculate how much to add based on your current levels and your desired pH level.

    TFP does not recommend adding anything into the skimmer. The Recommended Pool Chemicals article describes how to add chemicals.
    Thanks For jumping in Jblizzle, I knew I was reaching trying to help. I know better than saying add thru skimmer. My bad
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    Re: how to add muratic acid

    Post up some numbers and we can help.

    But in general, any time you need to add something but are unsure how, check Recommended Pool Chemicals. Besides telling which chemical does what, it tells how to add it.
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    Re: how to add muratic acid

    Thanks for all the replies! I'm needing to lower PH. My current readings:
    TH 100
    TC 2
    FC 1
    PH is much higher than 8.4. Color is deep pink)
    TA 40
    CYA 100

    Only have test strip for testing.
    Please HELP!

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    Re: how to add muratic acid

    Becky coming from someone who was not certain when I came to TFP, I decided to follow the advice given to me by the members here. The best advice I was given was to invest in the TF100 test kit! I will make the same suggestion to you.

    Test strips are just not accurate and you could cause more damage than good by using them to determine your levels.
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    Re: how to add muratic acid

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    Re: how to add muratic acid

    Thanks much but only have strips now. Any help would b appreciated!! Im
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    Re: how to add muratic acid

    We really cannot give advice based off strips or pool store testing. I am sorry. You can read up in pool school and that may help you.
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    Re: how to add muratic acid

    I agree with Azgirl71 and others - do your best to get a test kit (i.e. TF-100) right away. They are great products and will serve you VERY well. Until it arrives, don't take chances on adding anything to your pool except perhaps a small amount of regular liquid bleach each evening - just to keep the pool sanitary. Once your kit arrives, tons of folks here will be glad to give you some pointers. PS - Stay away from the pool store for products, testing, or advice. They will only drain your pocket book and leave you frustrated. TFP will take care of you.
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