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    long term adding muriatic acid?

    I understand that this is some nasty stuff, I have started using it instead of the dry acid based on folks on this forums recommendations to reduce my ph every 3-4 days.
    Are there any known problems with long term use?
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    No. It is hydrochloric acid, so it only adds hydrogen and chlorine to your water, so no accumulation of undesirable chemicals.
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    Re: long term adding muriatic acid?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikergibson
    Are there any known problems with long term use?
    The potential problems are more associated with storage & application outside the pool. A leaky bottle or some splashed on your skin isn't fun...it's very strong acid. I am always amazed when I take the lid off and it starts "smoking" from the moisture in the air.

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