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    maintain borage pool, how?

    So I decided to borated my pool, so is that means I no longer require to put trichlor tablet and shock on the weekly basis like I've been doing the last 3 years?
    Also all I have to do is make sure the borage remain between 30 - 50? Do I still need to test pH, ta, and fc? Thanks.

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    Re: maintain borage pool, how?

    Welcome to TFP!

    Adding borates is an optional procedure that does not change any of the other things you need to do. You still need to add chlorine, maintain PH, TA, etc.
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    Re: maintain borage pool, how?

    Do you have test results? Your CYA may be high.
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    Re: maintain borage pool, how?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangweb View Post
    So I decided to borated my pool, so is that means I no longer require to put trichlor tablet and shock on the weekly basis like I've been doing the last 3 years?
    Also all I have to do is make sure the borage remain between 30 - 50? Do I still need to test pH, ta, and fc? Thanks.
    Borates aren't a magic cure-all. You not only need to test everything and adjust it, but you've added one more test! Borates have a mild algaecide function, and they slow the pH shifts, and they make the water feel better against the skin, but they are no substitute for regular maintenance.

    I suggest you spend a few hours - make that days - reading until you feel like
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    Re: maintain borage pool, how?

    Read up and then test your CYA
    And be prepared to freak out
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