FlPoolPro wrote:Increase in TDS is low, but as with any chemical, Muriatic, Bleach, Trichlor, Dichlors, Cyanuric Acid, etc. your increasing TDS over time.
Sulfuric is used widely in commercial pools in Florida with great success and is actually more expensive than Muriatic. At a concentration of 38% Sulfuric reduces the pH level the same as 20 degree baum Muriatic Acid without reducing the Alkalinity as much as Muriatic.
The company we purchase Sulfuric Acid from has scientific reshearch to back this up.
Your use of the term "great success" makes it seem that you have a bias and an agenda. How is it a "great success"? All you're doing is lowering the pH.
I suspect that you are the person selling the sulfuric acid. You are probably also selling a lot of baking soda as well. By keeping the pH too low and the TA too high, all you are doing is wasting money and chemicals.
In addition, not all Total Dissolved Solids are equal. Chloride is a lot more benign than sulfate.
Post the scientific research that you claim exists.