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    Dry skin

    We are having an awesome summer by our TFP, everything is balanced thanks to our handy dandy TF-100 and I've only needed to add bleach since we opened in the spring. The water sparkles and I'm amazed how easy things have been to maintain the pool and I actually feel like I have a clue what I'm doing.

    My one issue is that since we are spending a lot of time in the pool my skin is really dry. My Ph is balanced and no stinging eyes, my boys seem to be fine it is just me. I've heard people talk about things to make the water feel "softer". Any suggestions? We do not have a SWG, may add one someday but it's not on the list yet.
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    Re: Dry skin

    You can do one of two things to improve the feel of the water. One is that you can add some pool salt to the pool. The other is done by adding borax to the pool. I have had borax in my pool in the past and will admit that it makes the water feel much wetter than it did without it in there.

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    Re: Dry skin

    ditto on borates!
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    Re: Dry skin

    I've read a little about borates but I thought I saw something about it not being good for pets? I'm a little concerned about my kids, my 18 month old and even my 4 year old get quite a bit of water in their mouths. We are teaching them about not drinking the water but it is a work in progress.
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    Re: Dry skin

    Then I'd go with the salt
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    Re: Dry skin

    ok off to read up on salt. SWG or just adding salt?
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    Re: Dry skin

    Quote Originally Posted by melissab
    ok off to read up on salt. SWG or just adding salt?
    adding salt for feel

    google - bottom left on page
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Dry skin

    Thanks, reading up on it now.
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