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    Does anyone here put MA in their pool by pouring...

    ...it into the skimmer?
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    Re: Does anyone here put MA in their pool by pouring...

    I do not it will or could cause damage, I pour it slowly out away from the side in front of a return and then I brush the pool surface to make sure it is mixed in.
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    Re: Does anyone here put MA in their pool by pouring...

    Quote Originally Posted by camelai
    I do not it will or could cause damage, I pour it slowly out away from the side in front of a return and then I brush the pool surface to make sure it is mixed in.
    That's what I've been doing too but I swear I saw someone on this site who said that they did and I was checking to see what's the preferred way.

    Now my pH is a bit high so I tried it (haven't searched to found the post) with just about 1/8 a gallon and the pressure temporarily dropped on my filter. Prompting an "uh oh" from me. Pressure went back up after a few minutes but wanted to check with the forum. After the 'experiment' I got to thinking, "well, if I'm not supposed to even put pucks in the skimmer then this can't be right...."
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    Re: Does anyone here put MA in their pool by pouring...

    Goodbye o-rings and seals!

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    Re: Does anyone here put MA in their pool by pouring...

    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187
    Goodbye o-rings and seals!
    That certainly makes sense. Glad I asked!
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    Re: Does anyone here put MA in their pool by pouring...

    Quote Originally Posted by estogo
    That's what I've been doing too but I swear I saw someone on this site who said that they did and I was checking to see what's the preferred way.
    Some people pour chlorinating liquid or bleach in the skimmer (with the pump running), but no one should ever pour acid into the skimmer. Muriatic Acid has a pH of -1 and even with very slow pouring the pH would still be around 1 which is very, very low. As was noted, you risk damaging components in your pump and elsewhere.
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    Re: Does anyone here put MA in their pool by pouring...

    I remember somebody saying that they put everything BUT acid into the skimmer.
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