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Thread: Boric acid poisoning

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    May 2016
    Ocala fl

    Boric acid poisoning

    So, after reading of the advantages of using borates to help stabilize the PH and the aesthetics of the pool, I am considering adding boric acid to the pool this year. But, then I have heard about chronic boric acid poisoning from repeated exposure and ingestion. Now, obviously we will not be using the pool for drinking water, but often times have children in the pool - and as any one with experience with children and swimming pools know - they tend to ingest a lot of water when playing in the pool. At 50ppm, is there any concern with this type of poisoning? I know that with many things "we have always done" can later be identified as the root cause of many ailments.
    Any chemists out there that can eliminate these fears?
    Built 2007, IG 15,00 gal free form, marcite, with spa and synthetic rock waterfall. Hayward 2.5hp single speed, pump and SWG cell. Cartridge filters - Pleatco. Jandy gas heater. Zodiac barracuda vac. Screened enclosure.

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    May 2015
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Boric acid poisoning

    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, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

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