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    Blueray

    Has anyone tried BLUERAY XL 4 in 1 Mineral additive to soften water and use less chlorine?

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    Re: So you want to add borates to your pool--Why and How

    Quote Originally Posted by jfh8553 View Post
    Has anyone tried BLUERAY XL 4 in 1 Mineral additive to soften water and use less chlorine?
    Never heard of it, and Google doesn't seem to have any idea what it is either. Sounds like it's probably overpriced borax/boric acid.
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    Re: Blueray

    I found it! http://www.bluerayxl.com/

    You don't want to add that. It has copper and silver in it, besides borax. Maybe you like green hair and camouflage splotches on the pool walls, though.
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    Re: Blueray

    It appears to be a copper/silver system, though they don't exactly say what it really is.

    We strongly recommend against using any copper/silver/mineral system.
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    Re: Blueray

    Thank you Folks. I sure am glad I hesitated long enough to ask. My desire was immediate use of the product. I have LOTS more to learn before I start making changes.

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    Re: Blueray

    Texas11, you are free to adopt TFP principals of pool care or not as you desire.

    The core principal of TFP is to understand what you're adding to your pool to avoid unintended consequences and to accurately manage your variables and sanitation, based on scientific research that is extensively available throughout various site threads here a TFP.

    The principal ingredient in that product, copper sulfate, indeed acts as both an algaecide and sanitizer supplement. You will note there is also silver and an unidentified cheating agent designed to prevent staining.

    However, TFP does not recommend using copper in any form because eventually it becomes impossible to control and difficult to test for, and when it accumulates or encounters high ph events, can stain. The resulting stains are very difficult to remove. This is not conjecture. We have more that 90,000 pool users at TFP and its safe to say reports here are statistically significant over time

    I have a friend who is a bonafide chem engineer who as such, you would think could control his copper sulfate use in his pool. Last summer his family barely used the pool because their hair turned green A water change remedied the levels, but his wife is now seriously afraid to swim.

    When it s SO easy to maintain sanitized water with a simple, albeit daily test and dose of liquid chlorine, why on earth would any sane person advise another to instead use a method difficult to measure/control with possible unintended consequences.

    The goal of TFP is to simplify and demystify pool care. To do so requires reliance on the less-is-more principal, not to advocate compound proprietary formulations where neither the user nor advisers can predict outcomes.

    I don't have a dog in the race, so to speak, and I'm not sure why you do with repect to this product, but if you're looking for reassurance in this product use, you won't find it here for the reasons I outlined.

    But that shouldn't stop you from doing what you want and drawing your own conclusions, despite the facts
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    Re: Blueray

    For purposes of keeping within forum etiquitte, I have locked this thread.
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