Aqua Chem pH Decreaser
pH Decreaser, Muriatic Acid for Lower pH Level
Weight: 2 - 1 gal units
When using other products, as outlined in directions for this product, always follow label directions for those products. Do not add near metal fillings nor allow pH to drop below 7.2. Sunlight, rainfall, temperature, number of swimmers and frequency of pool use affect the rate of chlorine loss. Adjust cleaning and chemical maintenance accordingly. To prevent harmful algae and micro-organisms, superchlorinate every 2-4 weeks. Before you begin: ensure all pool equipment is working properly. Backwash filter following manufacturer's directions. Check water alkalinity, pH and calcium hardness with a test kit. Adjust alkalinity to 80-125 ppm for decreaser to lower pH, or pH increaser to raise pH. Adjust calcium hardness to 200-275 ppm for plaster pool, 175-225 for vinyl or fiberglass pool by adding a calcium hardness increaser. Directions for use: It is a violation of state law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Read entire label and use strictly in accordance with precautionary statements and directions. Now use this product: If you want to lower pH, add this product at a rate of 32 fl oz (1 qt) per 20,000 gal of water by pouring it into pool at deep end. Operate recirculating pump while adding product and for 4 hours afterward to ensure even distribution of acid in water. Recheck pH 24 hours later and add more of this product, if necessary, to bring within correct 7.2-7.6 range. For newly-filled or reopened pools, several treatments may be needed to achieve correct pH range. How to determine pool capacity: Rectangle: length x width x average depth x 7.5. Round: diameter x diameter x average depth x 5.9. Oval: long diameter x short diameter x average depth x 5.9. Storage and disposal: Keep this product dry in original tightly closed container when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated area away from heat or open flame. Do not reuse container, but place in trash collection. Rinse thoroughly before discarding in trash. Transportation and storage: 1. Always keep swimming pool acid products in an upright position while carrying or transporting. Take care that the products do not tip over during your vehicle's stops and starts. 2. If possible, put swimming pool acid products only on a surface protected with paper, cardboard or, preferably, plastic sheeting (such as trash bags). 3, Always store swimming pool acid products in an upright position in a cool, dry place - out of children's reach. 4. Protect your storage surface with plastic sheeting (such as trash bags). 5. Never store swimming pool acid products indoors or next to other household or pool chemical products. 6. do not reuse empty container. Rinse thoroughly before discarding in trash. What to do in case of spills or leakage: 1. Whenever dealing with spills or leaks, wear protective clothing and eye cover, such as goggles, (rubber) boots, rubber gloves and old clothing. 2. Any bottle showing signs of leakage, wetness or stains should be promptly removed to an isolated area for examination. 3. Place any leaking bottle in plastic trash bag for conveyance to a suitable disposal area away from normal family activity and out of reach of children and animals. 4. Any loose fitting container cap should be refitted onto the container and the bottle disposed of as above. 5. Any spill or leak should be immediately washed down with plenty of water, followed by the application of baking soda and sand. This will help neutralize and absorb the spill or leak. Sweep up the used materials and dispose of them in a plastic trash bag.
This product is an economical liquid product for lowering water pH (acidity/alkalinity balance). Correct pH balance is important for maintenance of helpful pool water and prevention of damage to pool surfaces and equipment. Unbalanced water prevents chemicals from working effectively and can irritate your eyes.
Hydrochloric Acid UN 1789. Sold only by the case. No deposit. No return. Corrosive.
Active Ingredients: Hydrogen Chloride, 31.4%. Inert ingredients: 68.6%.
Danger: Poison: May be fatal or cause permanent damage if swallowed. Causes severe burns. Vapor harmful. Contains 31.4% hydrochloric acid. Keep out of reach of children. Danger. Keep top side up at all times. Inspect carton before lifting. Product may leak if not carried in upright position. Do not lift carton if you se signs of damage or leakage. Do not transport product inside car. Secure carton inside car trunk. Ship by ground transportation only. Hazard warnings: Keep away from eyes. Avoid contact wiht skin. Do not inhale or swallow. Wear goggles or safety glasses and rubber gloves when handling this product. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Do not mix with chlorine-type bleaches or other household chemicals. First Aid: If contact with eyes occurs: Immediately flush with cold water for at least 15 minutes. Then get immediate medical attention. If contact with skin: Rinse off excess chemical and flush skin with cold water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, get medical attention. If inhaled: Remove to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, have trained person administer oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Call a physician immediately. If swallowed: Drink large amounts of water. Do not induce vomiting. Avoid alcohol. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Call a physician or poison control center immediately.
ManufacturerAqua Chem Division/Recreational Water Products
Scottdale, GA 30079