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Thread: Possible SWG + Borates and PH 7.2 ?

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    Possible SWG + Borates and PH 7.2 ?

    Hi,

    I have a 10k SWG re-plastered pool - about 2 mo old, and it takes quite some acid (~25 oz per day)
    TA = 80, CYA=70.

    Pool Co. said to keep for a while the PH in a 7.2 range so the plaster will etch nice, exposing the blue pebble from the Taho Blue quartz.

    I am wondering if I can make use of borates so it will reduce the acid consumption and as a bonus making water feel nicer.

    Thanks for feedback

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    Re: Possible SWG + Borates and PH 7.2 ?

    Pool Co. said to keep for a while the PH in a 7.2 range
    How long?
    Dave S.
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    Re: Possible SWG + Borates and PH 7.2 ?

    they said for a few months.


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    Re: Possible SWG + Borates and PH 7.2 ?

    Borates does not reduce acid consumption....it slows the rate.

    I think I would accomplish one thing at a time. Follow your PB's instructions to get your plaster "cured" and then balance your pool water.

    When that is done (couple months), then decide if you want to use borates.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Possible SWG + Borates and PH 7.2 ?

    Good advice thanks


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