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    Aug 2015
    Grandy, NC

    Adding Borax

    First time this summer, needing to bump up pH. Instead of trying to dissolve borax in bucket of pool water (unless warm pool water now will dissolve it better) to add in front of return, would the cya sock method work better?
    19300 gal, AG vinyl, 1 HP Pentair Dynamo two stage pump, 5 yr old Hayward Vari-Flo sand filter, pool 14 yrs old, well water, testing with Taylor K2006

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    Jul 2016
    Philly Suburbs

    Re: Adding Borax

    You could just sprinkle it lightly while walking around the pool (2 or 3 laps per box). It should dissolve fine.
    22,500 gallon in ground pool with vinyl liner. DE filter. Taylor K-2006.

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    DFW, TX

    Re: Adding Borax

    More here on adding chems, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: Adding Borax

    Why not aerate? Do you need to raise TA too?
    7600 gallons ~ AG ~ Summer Waves Cartridge C Filter ~ using pump that came with our Summer Waves 18 x 48 pool ~ Taylor K-2006 (SpeedStir & Sample Sizer) ~ no well water or water restrictions

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