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    Boric acid came today...

    Just got 50 lbs of boric acid from dudadesiel, you think I should wait till next year pool opening to add it
    there are no borates in my new pool now as its only about 1 month old now.
    This is great website, thanks to all
    Steve- 19K IG PebbleTec (sandy beach color pebble) final plaster/pebble August 2015
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    50ppm Borates

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    Re: Boric acid came today...

    Do you get rain or snow melt filling the pool over winter?

    Personally I'd wait if you plan to close soon, but it's no biggie either way.


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    Re: Boric acid came today...

    I'm in North Carolina, so we have about 1 more month of swimming (I'm guessing) I assume water will get pretty cold soon. But reading thru forums about borates I've read that borates do not go away?
    I plan on getting a pool cover before winter, not sure if I do need one, I have a lot of trees that will be dumping leaves and seeds in pool soon. It will be my first winter with this pool
    Steve- 19K IG PebbleTec (sandy beach color pebble) final plaster/pebble August 2015
    Jandy pro cartridge filter
    Jandy pro series Plus HP PHPF pump w/waterfall
    Polaris 360 pressure cleaner- TF-100 w/SpeedStir
    50ppm Borates

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    Re: Boric acid came today...

    That is correct. Borates only leave your pool with water exchanges (backwash, splash out, overflow, etc).


    Matt
    16k IG PebbleTec pool, 650gal spa, spillway and waterfall, 3HP IntelliFlo VS / 1.5HP WhisperFlo, Pentair QuadDE-100 filter, IC40 SWCG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/hr NG heater, KreepyKrauly suction-side cleaner Dolphin S300i robot, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

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