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Thread: What is next after adding Borate?

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    What is next after adding Borate?

    Adding Borates for the first time and have some questions. Here is a brief recount of my actions:

    1. I have finished adding the 20 Mule Team Borax and muriatic acid according to the procedures waterbear provided in April 2008.

    2. Right now I am in step 8 of his procedures where I let the pump run continuously for 24 - 48 hours.

    3. My daily consumption has been 182 oz. of bleach. Should I continue adding the 182 oz. bleach till a minimum of 48 hours have elapsed? Or should I test for FC the next 2 days and add the necessary quantity? All other test parameters are in allowable ranges.
    In-ground concrete/vinyl 21000 g, sand filter, Pentair 1 HP and 50 gpm. Pentair Legend in-pool cleaner, Nature 2 system (cartridge removed).

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    Re: What is next after adding Borate?

    You should continue testing and adding chlorine just as you normally would. You might see a reduction in your chlorine usage, or you might not.
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