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    Dissolving Boric Acid?

    Can I dissolving granular Boric acid in 5 gallon bucket with pool water, then just pour in front of return? I'm being lazy and don't want to brush. Besides that, Nascar race is on at Watkins Glen and don't want to miss watching it. According to PoolMath, I need to add 14 pounds.
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    Re: Dissolving Boric Acid?

    You're going to find that 5 gallons of water is not sufficient to fully dissolve 14lbs of boric acid. I would just add it in two batches and brush. It dissolves very quickly. Up to you if you want to do the extra work of dissolving it in a bucket, just messier that way.
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    Re: Dissolving Boric Acid?

    Thanks. No extra work wanted.

    AG, Intex 18' x48" Easy Set pool( =/- 5455 gal)
    Intex SF80110 sand filter & SWG ECO 7110, Hayward AquaCritter
    Well water, location is north Texas, usually up from late May to Oct.
    Taylor TF-100 test kit, TDS Digital Salinity meter and Taylor salt kit

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    Re: Dissolving Boric Acid?

    Pour in and do some cannon balls to mix!
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    Re: Dissolving Boric Acid?

    Wanted to do just that, but rainstorm stopped the fun. If I read info correctly, I need to wait 48 hours to test borate???? I have the LaMotte test strips on hand.
    AG, Intex 18' x48" Easy Set pool( =/- 5455 gal)
    Intex SF80110 sand filter & SWG ECO 7110, Hayward AquaCritter
    Well water, location is north Texas, usually up from late May to Oct.
    Taylor TF-100 test kit, TDS Digital Salinity meter and Taylor salt kit

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    Re: Dissolving Boric Acid?

    Got to go swimming and it was great. Actually, had to cut time on SWG. FC has increased by .5 daily.
    I'm so happy that I found TFP

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    Intex SF80110 sand filter & SWG ECO 7110, Hayward AquaCritter
    Well water, location is north Texas, usually up from late May to Oct.
    Taylor TF-100 test kit, TDS Digital Salinity meter and Taylor salt kit

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    Re: Dissolving Boric Acid?

    Glad it worked out for you.
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    Re: Dissolving Boric Acid?

    Woot!
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