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    borax via skimmer

    bad idea or not? how about boric acid?
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    Re: borax via skimmer

    Very simple just had everything straight to the pool water..I just pour mine straight from the return so it get's spread out into the pool.
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    Re: borax via skimmer

    Anything can be introduced into the pool via the skimmer. It simply depends on how fast you add it. Plopping 20 lbs of Borax all at once in a big glop is a no-no. Putting it in slowly so it doesn't clog up the skimmer is just fine.

    In some ways, the skimmer is better than allowing some things to settle to the pool floor.
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    Re: borax via skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Anything can be introduced into the pool via the skimmer. It simply depends on how fast you add it. Plopping 20 lbs of Borax all at once in a big glop is a no-no. Putting it in slowly so it doesn't clog up the skimmer is just fine.

    In some ways, the skimmer is better than allowing some things to settle to the pool floor.
    that's exactly what i was thinking. thank you.
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    Re: borax via skimmer

    And conversely adding some things to the skimmer, especially too quickly can cause trouble. Remember that there is a long pipe and also pump/motor attached at the other end of the skimmer.
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    Re: borax via skimmer

    Adding to skimmer..I have to agree..I think you get a quicker chemical response adding it straight to the water itself at the return.Anything you put down the skimmer has to be filter'd so it take's away from the chemical add itself.
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    Re: borax via skimmer

    I add mine slowly to the skimmer, no problems.
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