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    adding borax question

    Hello
    I accidentally added the borax first is it ok to add the muriatic acid next?
    thanks
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    Re: adding borax question

    Welcome to TFP!

    You should add the acid as soon as possible. High PH can lead to calcium scale and/or metal staining. The less time you leave the PH high the better.
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    Re: adding borax question

    ok thanks so much for the fast answer. I was in the process of putting the first half before scrubbing and am now adding muriatic, going to scrub it and then add the other half of borax and muriatic.
    Again thank you
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    Re: adding borax question

    Just to confirm. What is your TA? You lowered it first before starting to add the borates right?
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    Re: adding borax question

    Yes I had it to the recommended level for a swg vinyl above ground pool
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    Re: adding borax question

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    Re: adding borax question

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