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    My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    ...this is why. Thankfully, I found this site last year and I doubt there's another pool in TW as great as mine!

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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    looks great! what part of TW are you in?

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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Thanks. Cochran's Crossing.

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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Great!!

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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Your pool is awesome!
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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Beautiful!
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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    This looks very nice. Congratulations, it takes work to get it looking so good!
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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    WOW! This IS very pretty! Love everything about it!

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    Just beautiful
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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    beautiful
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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Nice pool! Totally worth it!
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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Gorgeous water!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Very Nice.....I'd obsess too!
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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Beautiful pool dude, cool little oasis you have!! Only thing missing....the PCC 2000 in ground cleaning system!

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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrypar72 View Post
    Beautiful pool dude, cool little oasis you have!! Only thing missing....the PCC 2000 in ground cleaning system!
    New plaster in January 2017. Updated pics. When should I add borax? Heard 6 months as a general rule of thumb.

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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    You add borax to raise ph. I doubt with new plaster you need to do that

    If you mean borates, 6 months would probably be fine

    (yes I know you can add borates using borax but nobody recommends that method unless there is no way to get boric acid)
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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bruce View Post
    You add borax to raise ph. I doubt with new plaster you need to do that

    If you mean borates, 6 months would probably be fine

    (yes I know you can add borates using borax but nobody recommends that method unless there is no way to get boric acid)
    OK thanks. I have been adding borax to do both. My TA got a little out of whack so I've added about 8 lbs of borax to lower pH as I bring TA down. Hopefully a couple of boxes aren't too detrimental.

    Where should I be sourcing borax acid from?

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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Quote Originally Posted by YouRang View Post
    OK thanks. I have been adding borax to do both. My TA got a little out of whack so I've added about 8 lbs of borax to lower pH as I bring TA down. Hopefully a couple of boxes aren't too detrimental.

    Where should I be sourcing borax acid from?

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    Boric acid not borax acid.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bruce View Post
    You add borax to raise ph. I doubt with new plaster you need to do that

    If you mean borates, 6 months would probably be fine

    (yes I know you can add borates using borax but nobody recommends that method unless there is no way to get boric acid)

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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Get boric acid from Duda energy via Amazon is how most folks that I've read about.
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    Re: My wife asked me why I obsess over the pool...

    Borax does not lower ph. More here about pool chems and what they do, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    Yes, use granular boric acid from Duda Diesel to add Borates to the pool. More here, Borates - Why and How
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