I was taught that you could just keep adding water to pickle
until it turned green. Didn't *believe* that worked as good as
fresh, but always wondered if I was wasting good pickle. Glad to
hear someone agrees, I won't feel so extravagant anymore.
G’day Nancy; There isn’t any point in being mean with pickle.
It is so cheap they chuck it into swimming baths to adjust the pH.
They also sell it as a toilet cleaner, called Harpic here and in
Britain. Their slogan always reminds me of myself, “Clean round the
bend”! Sparex is only sodium bisulphate (NaHSO4) - which in turn
is a waste product from the manufacture of hydrochloric acid. And
if you have anyone who is careful with their pool maintenance
(perhaps yourself?) you can use the acid neutraliser which is the
same chemical as Sparex. Have a look on the label on the acidifier
container and it should tell you if it contains sodium bisulphate.
No need to be mean with it - if it isn’t bought as Sparex, eh? I
personally use 10% sulphuric acid which I make up myself, because
I have plenty of it. Cheers,
/ / John Burgess, Nelson, New Zealand
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