long term adding muriatic acid?

mikergibson

LifeTime Supporter
Jun 13, 2007
34
Mt. Vernon, Illinois
#1
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?
 

JohnT

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TFP Expert
Apr 4, 2007
9,459
SW Indiana
#2
No. It is hydrochloric acid, so it only adds hydrogen and chlorine to your water, so no accumulation of undesirable chemicals.
 

Backglass

Well-known member
Jun 4, 2007
146
Putnam County, NY
#3
mikergibson said:
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. :shock: