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    Borates

    My borates are at 30 right now but like to get closer to 50. I bought boric acid and was wondering if I put around 8-9 lbs in now but my wife wants to go in the pool in a few hours. Is it ok/ safe to swim?
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    Re: Borates

    Just fine to do that.
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    Re: Borates

    Yes, it will be OK to swim. Adding 9 pounds of boric acid will bring your pool's borate level up to about 40 ppm (see Pool Math) . Of course, posting a full suite of test results will help provide a more thorough assessment of your pool water chemistry.
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    Re: Borates

    Thx all !!
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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