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Thread: Oops, added too much boric acid

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    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Charlotte, NC

    Exclamation Oops, added too much boric acid

    A couple days ago, I added granular boric acid to my pool, according to what PoolMath advised. Apparently I have overestimated the size of my pool or something, because my AquaChek borate test strips are telling me that my borate level is now at 80 ppm.

    Not knowing how accurate the AquaChek strips are, I have some LaMotte borate test strips on order as I type.

    My question is: If my borate truly is at ~80 ppm, how much of a problem is this? Is a partial drain/fill justified?
    10,000-gallon inground pool, Jet Black PebbleTec / plaster
    Hayward S244S Sand Filter
    Hayward Super Pump, 2 HP
    Hayward AquaRite AQR9 / T-CELL-9 ECG
    Polaris 360

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    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Dallas, TX

    Re: Oops, added too much boric acid

    Don't worry about it. Enjoy your pool.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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