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How Soon Can You Swim After Dry Acid?


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#1 ClearWater

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:16 PM

My ph is purple. How long do I need to wait to swim after adding dry acid to my Intex 16x4 pool?

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:41 PM

Acid mixes very quickly so I would just retest the pH after about a half-hour (assuming you have good circulation, so have a floor drain in addition to a skimmer) and if the pH is in normal range (7.2 - 7.8), then you can swim. The acid addition is safe to swim in after only a few minutes, but the half-hour wait is to ensure mixing so that your next pH test is reasonable.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:31 AM

Thank you, Chem Geek! It is amazingly hot here and was hoping not to be without the use of the pool for too long.

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