Is KleanStrip Green Muriatic Acid ok to use?

Sermovita

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Jun 5, 2018
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I have PVC gloves, but never used this before. Doesn't show percentage so I'm guessing it's low.

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My pH is 8.2 so I need to lower it asap as a I have a B-Day party Saturday.
 

kellyfair

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Jun 29, 2016
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Tampa, FL
I looked it up... it is 20%.

As as long as it is just muriatic acid, I would guess it would be ok. But Home Depot does carry the 31%... I use that.
 

SpringPool

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Jun 2, 2017
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Spring TX
I saw this at Walmart. Here’s the sds I found. http://www.kleanstrip.com/uploads/documents/GKGM75006_SDS-903.pdf

it says >30% but doesn’t list the other ingredients. With it saying it’s low odor I would be concerned they have other stuff in it.

This one from Lowe’s lists the 2nd ingredient as water

http://pdf.lowes.com/installationguides/023857722123_install.pdf

once you add muratic acid the ph will be lowered within 30-60 min so I’d try and find something other than the green stuff.
 

GeorgiaPoolOwner

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Jun 9, 2015
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Canton, GA
I saw this at Walmart. Here’s the sds I found. http://www.kleanstrip.com/uploads/documents/GKGM75006_SDS-903.pdf

it says >30% but doesn’t list the other ingredients. With it saying it’s low odor I would be concerned they have other stuff in it.

This one from Lowe’s lists the 2nd ingredient as water

http://pdf.lowes.com/installationguides/023857722123_install.pdf

once you add muratic acid the ph will be lowered within 30-60 min so I’d try and find something other than the green stuff.

The link says <30% but withholds the exact percentage as a "trade secret." It is my understanding that most of these green MA's are just a lower percentage with more water.

I asked about this not long ago here: Klean Strip Green Muriatic Acid

This is the only MA at the Walmart here, and it sells for $6.88. Home Depot sells the 31% for $9.99. A few people have said it is 20%. I have used a bottle, and that number corresponds well with the pH change in my pool. It's basically 2/3 the strength at 2/3 the costs, and it keeps me from having to make a special trip to Home Depot.

I cannot say for sure if it has anything else in it, but I went with it based on responses to my post. After 1 bottle, I've noticed no side effects. I do wish it would list exact ingredients.
 

SpringPool

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Jun 2, 2017
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Spring TX
That’s good to know. I will say if you have a pool store near by to check with them. I just bought a 2 pack for 11.99 at 30%. Last year a Walmart near us had a 2 pack of the 20% but I haven’t seen it in the pool aisle this year yet.