What To Do If You Add Too Much Muriatic Acid To Pool

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A common additive in swimming pools, muriatic acid is essential in ensuring that a proper pH balance and alkalinity are maintained in the water. With increasing pH and alkalinity levels, muriatic acid counteracts this and will restore these levels to an acceptable range. Adding too much muriatic acid, however, may result in excessively low pH … Read more

What Is Muriatic Acid for in a Pool?

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From cyanuric acid to oxidizers, bromine, and chlorine, you work with an assortment of pool chemicals to keep the water clean. Are you using muriatic acid as well? What is muriatic acid and why do you need it for your pool? Muriatic acid is also known as spirits of salt. The pool-grade variety has less … Read more

6 Signs a Pool Pump Capacitor Is Bad (and how to test)

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Each day, when you turn on your pool pump, the pool pump run capacitor is at play. When yours starts to go faulty, it can affect the pool pump and even prevent it from turning on or starting. What are some signs the pool pump capacitor is in bad shape? Here’s how to tell if … Read more

Fix a Cloudy Pool After Adding Soda Ash (pH Increaser)

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Soda ash can work wonders when it comes to raising the pH of your pool, but using it incorrectly will cause the water to become extremely cloudy. Luckily, there are a few ways to clear “milky” water caused by soda ash or another pH increaser. Though there are a few different methods, the most effective … Read more

How to Choose the Best Pool Pump for an Intex Pool

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Your pool pump and filter are arguably the most important parts of owning an Intex pool. Their job is to function the same as your heart and kidneys do in your body to keep your blood flowing and clean. So you can see why it’s important to choose the best pool pump for your Intex … Read more

Easy Way to Clean Algae from a Pool Filter Cartridge

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If you have a heavy algae outbreak in your pool, your pool filter has probably turned green. You may have found that it’s not easy to clean algae from a pool filter. Or the filter is blocked up. So, is there an easy way to clean your cartridge filter of algae? Algae can be cleaned … Read more

Bromine in Hot Tub High | How to Lower Bromine Levels

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Bromine is a chemical that many hot tub owners use to sanitize their Jacuzzis and spas instead of chlorine. The smell of bromine is less and it’s gentler on sensitive skin. Well, unless the levels get too high, that is. How can you reduce bromine levels? To lower bromine levels in your hot tub, you … Read more

Neutralize And Clean Up A Muriatic Acid Spill (Around A Pool)

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Muriatic acid, also known as hydrochloric acid, is commonly used to reduce the pH or alkalinity in swimming pools. If this reactive liquid is accidentally spilled, it can easily damage a range of surfaces. In this article, you will discover how to neutralize and clean up a muriatic spill around a pool. Will Spilled Muriatic … Read more