I added borax to my pool per the sticky' instructions (great guide!). I have a 13,000 gal pool, and I added nine boxes of borax, which would bring my borate level to 45-50 according to the pool calculator. Now when I test it with some test strips, it seems like my borate level is 80! (The strips I got seem very difficult to read, I ordered some new strips of a different brand to verify.)
My question is, what is the harm if my borate level is indeed 80? Is it dangerous? Should we stay out of the pool?