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    New Pool First Salt Question

    My pb will be adding salt for the first time to my new pool this week. My question is, can a product like Ocean Breeze be added once the SWG is operating?
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    Re: New Pool First Salt Question

    What is in Ocean Breeze ?

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    Re: New Pool First Salt Question

    Not sure of all the contents supposed to be PH ballanced boric acid.
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    Re: New Pool First Salt Question

    A prime tenant of BBB is not to put things in the pool when you don't know what they are or if you are not positive of the outcome. Was there a reason you wanted to use it?
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    Re: New Pool First Salt Question

    To raise the borate levels.
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    Re: New Pool First Salt Question

    duraleigh, you may want to read an atricle by waterbear "add borates". Just so you know I am not just adding things to my pool i do not know. this item was recomended in the article.
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    Re: New Pool First Salt Question

    2new2pools, if the question is can you borate a pool that has a SWG already running the answer is yes. I did mine after the SWG was running for about 4 years with no problem. I am not familiar with the product you are talking about using al all. I can make no statements about it. I used 20 Mule Team and acid. I also wouldn't know if there are any issues with new plaster.
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    Re: New Pool First Salt Question

    Thank you Dalandlord. I will deffinatly check with pb on pebble tech.
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    Re: New Pool First Salt Question

    You can add it. The trouble is that it's a 'adjust all' for salt pools so you may end up raising you borites AND the salt AND the pH AND the calcium AND the cya

    IMHO it's best not to use the 'miracle - all in one' products!

    Add only what you need to increase whichever parameter you want to raise, with proper testing (TFTestkits.com), and our help, you can adjust any parameter of the pool's chemistry much less expensively and don't end up overdosing on chems that effect the other parameters

    Please check out Pool School and the articles within for more info
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    Re: New Pool First Salt Question

    OK thanks waste. Was really looking for the easier way than the borax and muratic acid trick to establish borates.
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    Re: New Pool First Salt Question

    Like I said, you can use it - it's be best to use it in the beginning of the season when the other levels are low, so that when all the other levels rise, you don't need to compensate
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