So I've decided to take the plunge with borates.
Quick questions....I've got my dogs trained to pretty much stay out of the pool as their watering hole, however they every now and then will still take a quick sip (even with their fresh cold water bowl right there....I've started shooting them with a water bottle when I catch them doing it and it's pretty much been working)....I understand that a tiny amount shouldn't hurt them...but I have a 2 year old little girl who is just learning to swim and while she is getting good at holding her breath under water, she still does ingest a bit more of the pool water than I would like in general both on accident AND thinking it's cool to put it in her mouth and spit it like a water fountain. This being said....should I really wait till she is older and understands better that the water is not meant to go in her mouth BEFORE I make this addition?
Also, during the 48 hour waiting period before testing to check the borate levels.....is the pool closed? Meaning, should no one be swimming while I'm getting the levels straightened out?