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Thread: Wait to do Borates?

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    Wait to do Borates?

    I am interested in this, or anything else that would help prevent algae in the first place: so-you-want-to-add-borates-to-your-pool-why-and-how-t4921.html

    But since I have algae right now, I should forget about this until I get rid of algae?
    Inground oval approx 17.5' x 35' (with middle of deep end 9'?) so guessing 27000 gallons. Vinyl liner, BBB chlorine. Dolphin. Portable fullsize spa not currently in use.

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    Re: Wait to do Borates?

    Yes. Fix your algae first and then you can look into the extras.

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    Re: Wait to do Borates?

    The absolute best thing to help prevent algae is to keep your FC above minimum for your CYA at all times. Even adding borates won't help if you don't properly maintain your pool.

    Having said that, I agree with 257, Get rid of your algae and then add borates if you decide to.
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    Re: Wait to do Borates?

    Yeah... I think I didn't keep my FC at shock level for long enough. And the bleach was probably not stored well enough, not poured slowly enough and not circulated enough once or twice...
    Inground oval approx 17.5' x 35' (with middle of deep end 9'?) so guessing 27000 gallons. Vinyl liner, BBB chlorine. Dolphin. Portable fullsize spa not currently in use.

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