Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 11
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NoKemtek1 Weak Acid. Don't buy
The acid is weak. Requires large volume to lower PH. I have used acid that was so strong that you cant hold it near your nose. Kemtek Muriatic acid, I can sniff it without smelling the odor. Manufacturer has watered down product for profit?
August 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toolman Acid % is up
In the past, the active ingredient was only 14%. Checked today, and it is now 31%.
June 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Handyguy Poor Value
This product is priced approximately the same as muriatic acid sold in pool supply stores, but the concentration is half. Because the price is approximately the same, and because the concentration is half, the price of this product is double compared to that purchased from pool supply stores.
November 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TucsonTony Very weak acid (14.5%)
I thought I would save money buying for the pool from Home Depot instead of the pool store. WRONG! Roughly the same cost as pool store but it's HALF the strength.
Home Depot: $9.98 for 2 gal. at 14.5% acid.
Leslies Pool: $9.99 for 2 gal. at 31% acid.
... same price, half the strength from Home Depot.
July 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MountainMike Will NOT WORK FOR METAL CLEANING!!
Save your money if you were planning to get REAL Muriatic acid... this stuff is about as strong as vinegar!
I bought the two-gallon pack and plan to return it to HD, since it WILL NOT "etch" or clean steel or metal parts, which is what Muriatic acid was originally sold for. This junk does not even "fume" or produce a vapor when poured out into a basin to etch metals. I have purchased Hydrochloric (Muriatic) acid from HD before that was the strength that it should be, but not this stuff. Pure Junk!
September 24, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alboy Does the job of lowering pool pH
Does the job! It lowers your pool pH. If you need to add it at the same time as liquid chlorine, add this FIRST then wait several hours.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KnuckleHead does what it is designed to do
Using to acid wash pool, works great, the lime buildup is so bad it takes this acid to remove the scale buildup. this is a strong acid, it will fume. Use with care. I wouldn't want to work with a stronger acid, this stuff is corrosive enough. "It will bleach the concrete around the pool if spilled, so use with care.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by St8kout Ready to use for pool ph control
Ph and chlorine levels are the two main things pool owners need to monitor and maintain for a healthy pool. The ph levels on mine want to run high and this is what I use to bring it back down. Don't dump a whole bottle in as it does not take much to drive your ph down unless you have a huge commercial sized pool.
Be careful with this stuff. Read the warning labels, protect your eyes, and don't breath the fumes. Avoid spashing it on your body and pool deck.
December 8, 2012