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Thread: Borates

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    Hi all. New to BBB and loving my pool alot more this year thanks to all the great information on here!

    I've looked at the pool calculator, but I wanted some advice on how much borax and muratic acid to add to my pool.

    In ground
    Vinyl liner
    TA 85
    pH 7.6
    CH 204
    FC 4.96
    TC 5.8
    CYA 31 (my reading from pool store was 14 last week. added 6# but have learned from here that it could take a week to have full reading)

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    Re: Borates

    Sorry. Its 23K Gallon

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    bobodaclown's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Lakeland, FL

    Re: Borates

    According to the pool calculator 23000 pool to bring borates to 50:
    17.8 (18) boxes of Borax
    5 Gallons of Muriatic Acid

    If you enter 0 and 50 into the borates section it should give you the number.
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    Re: Borates

    So...typically there are no borates currently present in the water???

    Thanks for the advice. I will go add!

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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Borates

    Quote Originally Posted by calkat
    So...typically there are no borates currently present in the water???
    Nope, none unless you've added them.
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