If muriatic acid is safe to pH the water in swimming pools can water that is just pH'ed with the acid be used on house plants?

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If the water you are intending to use has been brought to Ph of 7.2 as is normally done in swimming pools then there is no problem at all using it to water plants.
No. Do not use this acid mixed with anything to water your houseplants. Muriatic acid is extremely dangerous and is a matter between life or death

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What will make muriatic acid dissipate and the pH increase in a swimming pool?

You have two things that contribute to your high use of acid. The walls of your plaster pool actually absorb some of the acid over time as the walls continue to cure. This is very common in new pools. You may see a reduction in the amount of acid after a few years. Also, the salt system you use has (MORE)

How much muriatic acid do you add to a swimming pool?

Initial care must always be taken when handling acid don't addconcentrated acid directly to the water, it is safer to dilute itin a bucket first, and wear eye protection. Acid can be washed ofby using copious amounts of water to dilute it. This depends on the pH of the pool at the time and the size (MORE)

How do you lower the alkalinity of a pool with muriatic acid without affecting the pH?

There is NO way to lower TA without lowering pH. Slugging acid in a pool with the pump off will have EXACTLY the same effect as walking the acid around the pool AND can cause damage to pool surfaces. When you add acid you convert bicarbonate (TA) into carbonic acid. This action lowers both pH and TA (MORE)

What ratio of water to muriatic acid should you use to clean your pool cartridge filters?

The ratio is 1 part muriatic acid to 20 parts water.. Answer . The instructor at Watson's stated the ratio should be 1/2 gallon of muriatic acid for a 35 gallon garbage can full of water.. Answer . My pool store in Timonium, Maryland says that the grids should be soaked for 12 hours in a liq (MORE)

Can you use muriatic acid to clean swimming pool filters?

YES. USE ABOUT TWO PARTS WATER ONE PART ACID. LET THEM SOAK FOR A FEW HOURS THEN RINSE. Muriatic acid can be used to clean filters, HOWEVER there is a proper sequence to cleaning the filters. I am asuming you are talking about cleaning either cartridge or DE filters. If muriatic acid is used first i (MORE)

What are the alternatives to using muriatic acid to lower the PH in a swimming pool?

Answer . There are 3 principal chemicals for lowering pH: muriatic acid, sodium bisulfate (dry acid) & CO2.\n. \nIf this is a commercial application then CO2 may be a viable source. \n. \nThe sodium bisulfate is dry acid which when mixed with water makes liquid acid but does not have the odor (MORE)

How soon after putting muriatic acid in your swimming pool can you swim?

Our pool guy comes in the early afternoon/late morning every Monday. I check the pool PH around 5 pm, and the readings are all right on.....so I would say five hours? That's our pool, though, I would get one of the PH testing kits you can get at pretty much any pool supply store.Hope this helps!Mrs. (MORE)

How much water is in muriatic acid?

Answer . Muriatic acid is considered concentrated Hydrochloric acid. At STP the maximum soluble concenration is about 37.5% HCl. You will usually titrate it to 36% HCl and as low as 34% HCl. Concentrated muriatic acid is always evaporating HCl gas and the concentration is always dropping. For mo (MORE)

What is the pH level of muriatic acid?

\n. \n PH Level of Muriatic Acid \n. \nMuriatic acid is a very strong acid. The pH will vary depending on the concentration of the acid. A 10% concentration (by weight) has a pH of around -0.5 while a 38% concentration has a pH of around -1.1. I found this information at: http://en.wikipedia. (MORE)

Will muriatic acid lower pool water hardness?

Answer: No . \nMuriatic acid will not lower the Harness(calcium chloride)level in a swimming pool. Dilution is the only effective method to lower the calcium hardness level. Muriatic acid is used to lower the pH and total alkalinity of pool water.

How do you use muriatic acid to clean pools?

You don't use Muriatic acid to clean pools. It is used according to manufacturer's directions to balance the pH of your water. Acid v Alkalinity. Too high a pH, add acid. To low, add a pH increaser. 7.0-7.2 is about right. Now, your pool maintenance people may suggest a muriatic wash for your pool i (MORE)

Can sulfuric acid raise THE calcium of swimming pool water?

NO! You do not want to use Sulfuric Acid in a pool. That is battery acid and will burn you on contact. If is splashes back into your face or eyes you will be disfigured for life. . Use the products recommedede by the pool store in your area. I say this because not all areas require the same treat (MORE)

How do you apply muriatic acid in a pool?

Carefully take care that you don't splash any in your eyes. A good way is to work out how much you need carefully measure it into a bucket, then take the bucket to the pool and lay t in the water the acid will run out with no splashing that way. Just use common sense.

Can you use muriatic acid in a salt water pool?

Disclaimer: I know next to nothing about fish.\n. \nThat said: if you want to lower the pH, muriatic acid will certainly do so, and it won't introduce any ions to a salt water pool that aren't there already (it will increase chloride ion concentration, which may or may not matter; it will also incr (MORE)

Is muriatic acid safe on plant life?

Muriatic acid or hydrochloric acid is corrosive and harmful toxin. MAy be at very low level they act as a stimulant for the growth of plant but as the concentration increases the plant would die because of the metabolites produced by the reaction of products of decomposition of HCl.

How do you clean white grout around a swimming pool Can I use muriatic acid?

If you use acid you run the risk of the stuff turning yellow in the fairly near future Usualy grout only goes murky on the sulfate so the best thing to do is scrub it down wit some thing like a stianless steel scrubbing pad (a stinker of a job) then after that is done and only if it is dry paint it (MORE)

How do you clean a plaster swimming pool without using muriatic acid?

If you use it full strength on a plaster pool you will actually "etch" the plaster and weaken it, so you must dilute it with water. Start out weak with one part acid to four parts Muratic acid. If this has no effect try a mixture with fewer parts water. You want to err on the weak side, so as to not (MORE)

Ph of muriatic acid?

Muratic acid (Hydrogen Chloride) at a 10% concentration has a PH of -.5. This is the concentration that is available for most houshold uses.

You just had your pool acid wached and now the water is green?

Check the water balance it sounds like it has an algae problem bomb it with a high dose of chlorine, if that does not settle it down get an algaecide from your local pool shop. And while you are at it get a sample of water in a clean bottle from about 2 feet, 600mm from the surface and have the shop (MORE)

Muriatic acid uses for swimming pools?

Muriatic Acid is used to lower the pH in swimming pools.. It's also used to lower alkalinity. But, there's a way to lower pH and really not touch the alkalinity, and vice versa. . pH and alkalinity and opposite sides of the same coin and you need to know how to add the acid with minimal effect on (MORE)

How do you analyze the pH of swimming pool water?

You can get test kits from pool shops with the instructions attached, on the other hand if you take a sample of water in a clean bottle along, most pool shops will test it for you free of charge.

How much muriatic acid do you add to a 11800 gallon pool to lower the pH?

the optimal level is between 7.4 and 7.6. For a 1,000-gallon pool, add 1.5 oz. if the pH is between 7.8 and 8, 2.5 oz. if the pH is between 8 and 8.4, and 3 oz. if the pH is above 8.4. For a 5,000-gallon pool, add 8 oz. if the pH is between 7.8 and 8, 12 oz. if the pH is between 8 and 8.4, and 16 oz (MORE)

How do you lower pH in a vinyl pool with muriatic acid?

work out how much acid is required and put the acid into a bucket with some water already added. Be careful not to splash as it is corrosive and particularly harmful if yo get it in your eyes (wear protective eye gear). with that done simply distribute the solution around the pool.

Can you use muriatic acid to clean swimming pool tile?

You can, but you run the risk of altering the pH of the pool water along with etching the cementuous material (other than the tile) that the acid might touch. The acid is corrosive, so be careful. I would suggest diluting the acid prior to using it as a cleanser. Use a product such as Scale-Be-G (MORE)

Does muriatic acid lower pH in pool water?

Yes, Muriatic acid has a very low pH. Be very careful handling it as it will severely burn your skin. If you are looking to lower the pH in your swimming pool ad acid in small increments 1 quart for 10,000 gallons maximum. let the pool water circulate for at least 6 hours then retest pH. When (MORE)

Why use muriatic acid in swimming pool?

Muriatic acid is most commonly used in swimming pools to lower the swimming pools PH and to lower the pools alkalinity. You should use caution when working with muriatic acid. Not only can it stain your clothes, pool deck, etc, but if you inhale too much it can cause tissue damage. Always consult (MORE)

Does muratic acid raise pH levels in pool water?

No, adding Muriatic acid will lower the pH value. If you want to raise pH numbers use baking soda and/or soda ash. Test it the next day, after it has a chance to mix evenly using an OTO tester and try to hit a pH of 7.2. Hatawa

Is it safe to use Muriatic acid to clean lead?

Pure muriatic acid is VERY dangerous to use. It is dangerous to unprotected skin and the vapour can knock you out. I use it to clean concrete and always have full protective clothing and a good mask. - I've never tried it on lead, try on a very small piece first.