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    Borax to Raise PH...water has weird taste

    Is it normal for water to have weird taste after adding the borax?

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    Re: Borax to Raise PH...water has weird taste

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmama67
    Is it normal for water to have weird taste after adding the borax?
    I haven't noticed a taste, but then I have 3400 ppm of salt too, and I can taste that slightly.
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    Re: Borax to Raise PH...water has weird taste

    If you were to taste a borax crystal, it would have a sweet alkaline taste. Depending on the sensitivity of your taste buds, and the balance of your water, you might be able to taste a slight difference. It is not generally harmful to humans. You should encourage animals to not drink from your pool.
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