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Thread: I would like to add borates to my pool

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    I would like to add borates to my pool

    I would like to add borates to my pool. I added stabilizer from Lesile's Pool when I opened it this year. Can I still add the borates? Also I just treated it for algae and the water is milky white. Should I wait to add the borates until it's clear or will it help get it clear?

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    Re: I would like to add borates to my pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    Yes, you can add borates, but it would be best to wait until the water has cleared up and things are stable.
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    Re: I would like to add borates to my pool

    Hi, welcome to TFP! Wait until your pool is clear and the water balanced before adding borates. Can you post a set of current test results? What did you use to treat the algae?
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    Re: I would like to add borates to my pool

    I agree with Zea3, wait until your water clears. While you're waiting read the article you wont have any regrets. I added borates to my pool early last year. My pH never moved all season
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