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Thread: Salt and Borax

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    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    San Antonio

    Salt and Borax

    Is there any disadvantage or advantage to using both 2000ppm salt and 50ppm Borax? I am not using a salt generator, just thinking about adding salt for the feel of the water.

    Larry in Texas

    Above ground 7,700 gallons, 19 inch sand filter ( 2 sq. ft.), Liquidator, and a WaterWay Hi-Flo Pump with an A.O. Smith 1 hp SF 1.0 motor.

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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Salt and Borax

    The 50 ppm of borates does reportedly have some algaestatic properties. Always a good thing there.
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    Nov 2009
    Sacramento, CA

    Re: Salt and Borax

    Just the advantages/disadvantage of using each separately. Both give a subjective improvement in water feel. Borax gives an algaestatic benefit and stabilizes pH. At 2000ppm of salt the increase in corrosiveness is negligible.
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