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    Check my Borates math Please

    The ounce/pound/gallon/boxes/by weight/by volume conversions in the Pool Math is killing me. Everything has a different unit of volume. I think I got it, but thought I would ask the question anyway.

    Is this a correct equation?

    55lb Bucket of granular Boric Acid from Duda = 18 Boxes* Mule Team + 5 gallons 31.45% MA?

    * 17.7 boxes actually, but I can't buy a .7 box
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    Re: Check my Borates math Please

    That's what I got also. Made my brain hurt though

    Are you trying to figure cost? Which one is cheaper then? That 38K gallons is killing you. But I bet it's worth every gallon
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    Re: Check my Borates math Please

    I am. Coming out with $86 shipped with DudaDiesel or about $115 shopping at Lowes and Walmart. (7.88 per gallon MA & 4.17 per box Borax)

    But the majority of posts here seem to say the Borax/MA tends to be cheaper. So I've convinced I am not comparing apples to apples.
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    Re: Check my Borates math Please

    Go with the Boric Acid .... so much easier to add. And apparently the cost is very competitive now
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    Re: Check my Borates math Please

    Be careful with the 20 Mule Team Borax. They reduced the box size from 76 ounces to 65 ounces. Poolmath only shows the 76 ounce box size.
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    Re: Check my Borates math Please

    I'm shocked that the Boric Acid is cheaper. But happy though, because that is all that I have ever used. And good catch on the 65 oz. boxes now poolneophyte!
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    Re: Check my Borates math Please

    Quote Originally Posted by poolneophyte View Post
    Be careful with the 20 Mule Team Borax. They reduced the box size from 76 ounces to 65 ounces. Poolmath only shows the 76 ounce box size.
    Not to knock PoolMath, but don't ever rely on the "box" or "jug" conversions. Manufacturers change packaging all the time. It used to be that bleach was sold by the 128 fl. oz gallon. Clorox unilaterally decided a gallon is now 121 fl. oz.

    Vote "YES" on converting to the metric system!!


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