Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Borates the my son got a puppy.

  1. Back To Top    #1

    TFP Guide

    chiefwej's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011

    Borates the my son got a puppy.

    I added borates to the pool, 50 ppm. It has done wonders keeping the pH stable and the water sparkling. Now my son brought home a new puppy. The dog is a Golden Retriever and they love to swim. At eight weeks he was already swimming better than he could walk. My son lives a block away so the dog isn't in the pool daily, but he is here a few times a week. Should I be concerned about the borate level in the pool.
    Tucson, AZ
    16x36 rectangular (19k) Pebble Tec play pool/spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS 011018, Super II 2hp (spa), Aqua Rite T-15 SWG, Pro Grid 60 DE, Hayward H400 & Heliocol Solar heating, A&A infloor system, fill water w/high CH and TA, 50 ppm borates,TF-100 test kit

  2. Back To Top    #2
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Borates the my son got a puppy.

    I wouldn't worry. The dog would only be at the threshold of detectable symptoms if it drank all of it's daily water from the pool for a long period of time.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3
    maxepr1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Re: Borates the my son got a puppy.

    Chiefwej, I was also worried about my Lab and Borates. She drank the water when swimming around like she was going to the electric chair, but now that I'm borated she does like the taste! I don't think it tastes bad but she must! It's a night and day change! I wouldn't sweat it.
    40'x19' IG Diamond Brite 29K 4' Waterfall/Dive Rock FNS60 DE Inteliflo VS 2hp Whisperflo pumps Aqualogic(P4) SWG TF100 Tester

    Pool School, Pool Calculator,TFTestKits,

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Dallas, TX

    Re: Borates the my son got a puppy.

    Mine take a little lap or two out of it from time to time, but not as much as they did when there were no borates. I don't know if they are put off by it now, or that me saying "no" a couple of times worked.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
    If TFP has helped you, please click to SUPPORT TFP!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts