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Thread: Add Borates Before Closing?

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    Add Borates Before Closing?

    It's about time to close our pool for the season (my first closing). I had intended to add 50ppm of borates (by using the borax & muriatic acid method), but just didn't get around to it. I was thinking the algistatic effects of having borates added would help keep the pool cleaner through the winter until I re-open.

    Should I go ahead and add? Or just save it for next season when I re-open? I understand that I will likely have to test the borates level and add more come Spring due to draining for closing and refilling and I am fine with that. Water temp is around 70 now if that makes any difference.

    Thanks,
    Garry
    Above-Ground Pool 24' x 52" (13,500 gal)
    Installed May 2011
    Hayward 1HP Power-Flo Pump. Hayward 150lb Sand Filter, Main drain
    Plumbed with Flexible PVC & Fittings June 2013, Modified Slotted Return Jet for Increased Circulation (2014)

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    Re: Add Borates Before Closing?

    I'd just wait until you open in the spring.

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    Re: Add Borates Before Closing?

    +1 for waiting 'til Spring
    Dave S.
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    Re: Add Borates Before Closing?

    Alright then, Spring it is.

    Thanks,
    Garry
    Above-Ground Pool 24' x 52" (13,500 gal)
    Installed May 2011
    Hayward 1HP Power-Flo Pump. Hayward 150lb Sand Filter, Main drain
    Plumbed with Flexible PVC & Fittings June 2013, Modified Slotted Return Jet for Increased Circulation (2014)

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