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    Just added borates - 2 questions

    Hi all,

    I just put 12 64oz boxes of Mule Team and 3 gallons of 13% muriatic acid in my 13,500 gallon non SWG pool.
    Two questions:
    How soon after adding is it safe to swim?
    Will the borates affect clothing any differently than without borates?

    TIA
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    Re: Just added borates - 2 questions

    You can swim at any time after it's dissolved/mixed in and no it shouldn't affect clothing differently. (But could you clarify what you mean by affect clothing?)
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    Re: Just added borates - 2 questions

    Quote Originally Posted by bobodaclown View Post
    You can swim at any time after it's dissolved/mixed in and no it shouldn't affect clothing differently. (But could you clarify what you mean by affect clothing?)
    Like if someone were to jump in fully clothed - which happens pretty regularly - would there be any difference in effect on the clothes? I know chlorine already affects clothes, just wondering if the borates would have any additional effect.
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    Re: Just added borates - 2 questions

    A TFP pool with a proper FC to CYA ratio will not affect clothing and borates will not add or subtract from that.
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