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    Borate and salt levels

    Forgive me if I am blind but...

    Where can I find the suggested levels of borate and salt levels in the pool?

    Can the TF100 test for borates and salt?

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    Re: Borate and salt levels

    No, you need strips for these. You can get them at the same time as your TF-100 for a discount.
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    Re: Borate and salt levels

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH
    No, you need strips for these. You can get them at the same time as your TF-100 for a discount.
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    Re: Borate and salt levels

    Salt is optional if your don't have a SWG. The appropriate salt level depends on why you are adding salt. If adding salt for improved water feel, target 2,000 ppm. For a SWG, see your SWG manual. Borates are optional. The target range for borates is between 30 and 50 ppm.
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    Re: Borate and salt levels

    Sorry for disappearing for a bit...fell ill and just recovered...

    If i add borax then do i have the option to convert to SWG in the future?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Borate and salt levels

    Yes, you can use borax with or without the use of a SWG.
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