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Thread: SoftSwim A & Borates, do I need both????

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    SoftSwim A & Borates, do I need both????

    I was wondering since I am using SoftSwim & Borates in my pool, do I still need to be adding SoftSwim A??? If the Borates prevent all algae from growing, what would be the point in adding an Algacide as well?

    Thank you for your time & efforts!
    Type: Doughboy 16x32 Oval Above Ground w/ 7' Deep End
    Volume: 17,500 gallons
    Chemicals:SoftSwim, Borax & Acid
    Testing Method: Colorq Biguanide Pool/Spa 5
    TA:135
    Ph:7.9
    Biguanide (SoftSwim B):35ppm
    Biguanide Shock (SoftSwim C): 49ppm
    Borate: 90ppm

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    Re: SoftSwim A & Borates, do I need both????

    No need to. As long as you keep a proper amount of FC in your pool, algae will never be a problem.

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    Re: SoftSwim A & Borates, do I need both????

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    No need to. As long as you keep a proper amount of FC in your pool, algae will never be a problem.
    My pool is a Biguanide (SoftSwim) pool not Chlorine, so I don't have FC.
    Type: Doughboy 16x32 Oval Above Ground w/ 7' Deep End
    Volume: 17,500 gallons
    Chemicals:SoftSwim, Borax & Acid
    Testing Method: Colorq Biguanide Pool/Spa 5
    TA:135
    Ph:7.9
    Biguanide (SoftSwim B):35ppm
    Biguanide Shock (SoftSwim C): 49ppm
    Borate: 90ppm

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    Re: SoftSwim A & Borates, do I need both????

    Borates do not prevent all algae from growing. They slow the algae down a great deal, but don't stop it completely. So yes, you still need SoftSwim A.
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    Re: SoftSwim A & Borates, do I need both????

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Borates do not prevent all algae from growing. They slow the algae down a great deal, but don't stop it completely. So yes, you still need SoftSwim A.
    Thank you very much for your time & information!!!
    Type: Doughboy 16x32 Oval Above Ground w/ 7' Deep End
    Volume: 17,500 gallons
    Chemicals:SoftSwim, Borax & Acid
    Testing Method: Colorq Biguanide Pool/Spa 5
    TA:135
    Ph:7.9
    Biguanide (SoftSwim B):35ppm
    Biguanide Shock (SoftSwim C): 49ppm
    Borate: 90ppm

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