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Thread: First time adding borates to my pool

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    First time adding borates to my pool

    I picked up some muriatic acid next by crown at lowes, http://www.lowes.com/pd_425003-34228...cid&facetInfo=

    And I was wondering if that would be ok to use instead of regular muriatic acid. I picked it up cause of the less fumes and odor statement. Thought I would ask here before adding to my pool, can't seem to find the strength on it. And If I do use it, should I adjust the numbers that poolmath tells me to use? Thanks,
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    Re: First time adding borates to my pool

    It's still muriatic acid, just weaker. 15%

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    Re: First time adding borates to my pool

    Thanks! So I assume if poolmath calls for one gallon of 31%, I would need to add 2 gallons of 15 percent?
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    Re: First time adding borates to my pool

    Yep.
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