As long as an excessive amount of acid has not been used, swimming can resume about half an hour after muriatic acid is added to a pool. After four hours, the pH level of the pool can be retested, and more muriatic acid ... More »

Muriatic acid is one of the most common simple strong acids, and it has a wide array of uses as a chemical reagent, sanitizer and general cleanser. Also known as hydrochloric acid, it is used in the manufacture of synthe... More »

Muriatic acid has a chemical formula of HCl. Each molecule of this compound has one atom of hydrogen and one atom of chlorine. Muriatic acid is an alternate name for hydrochloric acid. More »

Proper disposal of muriatic acid is carried out by mixing it with a 10 percent sodium carbonate solution to neutralize it. However, muriatic acid is a hazardous substance, so it's a good idea to check with your local haz... More »

Lowering the pH level of a swimming pool requires adding an acid to the water, usually muriatic acid or sodium bisulfate. Start by taking a reading of the pool's pH level using a test strip and drop kit. The ideal range ... More »

Brick can be cleaned by mixing muriatic acid and water, brushing or spraying the mixture on the bricks and then rinsing it off. Avoid any skin contact with the mixture. More »

Drain the pool, and scrub the sides of the pool to remove algae and other debris. Remove leaves and other items from the bottom of the pool, and prepare the acid wash by pouring 1 gallon of acid wash into a watering can ... More »