[Mod (linen) edit: Poll removed, since it was confusing with the thread title:
The questions was:There were 10 votes yes and 1 vote no at time of removal.]Do you use substitutes products for your pool like clorox and borax?
Hi. this is my second Post.
I have a Summer Scape pool (specs on the bottom) The little pump that comes with the pool just died. So I got myself a SanPro 50.
After having the pool completely green! and infested with algae (since I went without filter for like 5 days) I ran the new sand filter the whole night and the algae was gone. I add a whole gallon of chlorine and brush the bottom of the pool. the Algae is dead! Thank God!
on this fist photo you can see a little bit of green at the bottom I will brush that too.
So, I know that for now on I have to keep the levels of Chlorine in check and run the pump.
MY REAL QUESTION IS
I took an example of my water to the local pool store. The guy said "you chlorine is a little bit to high, you need conditioner"
I have BORAX. Does Borax has the same effect as conditioner? I read at POOL SCHOOL that BORAX is like "water conditioner"
He recommended 2 pounds of that stuff. So, All I need is 2 pounds of BOREX?
I am so sorry that I dont have a testing kit, but after buying the pool, filling with the water and installing the MANDATORY fence, the sand filter, and all the chemicals, I dont want to spend more for a while.
Thank you for reading!.