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    Borax and SWG

    Are you using borax in the pool also to keep the chlorine level low or not bothering? One pool guy strongly recommended the Protein Supreme route and then possibly switching to a SWG after, stating that you should always use it in a SWG pool, and another said not to bother, Opinions??

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    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    North Texas

    Re: Borax and SWG

    I suggest you read this article on why borates are added to the pool. It may answer all of your questions.

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    Oct 2011
    New Caney, Texas

    Re: Borax and SWG

    I use borax in mine but not the pool store stuff. I shop at WalMart

    Have a read here:

    [Edit] gcalahan beat me.
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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Borax and SWG

    Ditto here, I use the cheap stuff. I don't think using it to keep algae in check is a good idea; chlorine is much more foolproof. The pH buffering effects are real and important if you have a SWG.
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    Lakeland, FL

    Re: Borax and SWG

    First time I did the borax and acid. When I had to add I did boric acid. It cost a little more but was easier overall
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