Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

  1. Back To Top    #1
    737mech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Corinth,TX
    Posts
    147

    Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

    First I would like to thank those that post on this forum. I have learned soooo much from you all ..... so again thank you.
    I came home from my usual commute from work (too much traffic) and looked out the backdoor to see our pool looking fantastic. It was so clear and sparkling. I was like is this really in my backyard? Over last weekend I added borates to the water. I thought it was clear before, but the borates have pushed it over the top.



    The cleaner is at 8ft. Cell phone photo not quite as clear as in person.

    Finally completed March 2014
    IG 27,300 gal 35'x16' 3.5'/5.5'/8' diving pool, Pentair Intellichlor IC40, De FNS 60, 3HP Intelliflo VF pump, Easy Touch 4, Kreapy Krauly Platnium, 3/4 Hp booster pump, raised stone wall w/ 2 stone scuppers, Stonescapes aqua blue mini pebble plaster

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    9,004

    Re: Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

    Lookin' purty!
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    TFP Guide
    mrcarcrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Odessa, TX
    Posts
    973

    Re: Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

    Looks great! I may have to try the borates for giggles if nothing else. I'm happy with my water, but hey better is better right?
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    14

    Re: Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

    Looks great! Just curious- which method did you use to add the borates?
    15 ft x 35 ft, 20,000 gallon IG Plaster, Sta-Rite Cristal Flo II Sand Filter (3.15 ft2/300 lbs, 70 gal/min), Sta-Rite Pump (1 HP), Pentair MasterTemp 400 Heater (400,000 BTU), CoverStar Automatic Cover, Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark Vacuum, Built April 2014

  5. Back To Top    #5
    737mech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Corinth,TX
    Posts
    147

    Re: Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

    20 mule borax and muratic acid calculated amounts using pool math. Dosed half of the amount needed, tested and recalculated again. The additions were about a week apart mostly because of my work schedule.
    Finally completed March 2014
    IG 27,300 gal 35'x16' 3.5'/5.5'/8' diving pool, Pentair Intellichlor IC40, De FNS 60, 3HP Intelliflo VF pump, Easy Touch 4, Kreapy Krauly Platnium, 3/4 Hp booster pump, raised stone wall w/ 2 stone scuppers, Stonescapes aqua blue mini pebble plaster

  6. Back To Top    #6
    northrn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    532

    Re: Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

    It looks beautiful!
    27' AG 18K Gallons ~ Cartridge Filter ~ Pentair 1.5 HP Pump

  7. Back To Top    #7
    737mech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Corinth,TX
    Posts
    147

    Re: Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

    Just one more photo.

    Finally completed March 2014
    IG 27,300 gal 35'x16' 3.5'/5.5'/8' diving pool, Pentair Intellichlor IC40, De FNS 60, 3HP Intelliflo VF pump, Easy Touch 4, Kreapy Krauly Platnium, 3/4 Hp booster pump, raised stone wall w/ 2 stone scuppers, Stonescapes aqua blue mini pebble plaster

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    36

    Re: Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

    What ppm did you add to your pool? I recently went to 35 ppm and can see a difference. I am thinking of going a little higher.
    22,000 gallon in ground, gunite, Hayward pump 1.5 hp and 36sq DE filter. Pool installation date unknown, at least 10 years. Screened enclosure.

  9. Back To Top    #9
    737mech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Corinth,TX
    Posts
    147

    Re: Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

    I have 50 ppm or so. I am using the LaMotte test strips. I have a hard time telling the difference between 50 and 80 ppm.
    Finally completed March 2014
    IG 27,300 gal 35'x16' 3.5'/5.5'/8' diving pool, Pentair Intellichlor IC40, De FNS 60, 3HP Intelliflo VF pump, Easy Touch 4, Kreapy Krauly Platnium, 3/4 Hp booster pump, raised stone wall w/ 2 stone scuppers, Stonescapes aqua blue mini pebble plaster

  10. Back To Top    #10
    Casey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SW PA
    Posts
    10,157

    Re: Borates and a sparkling pool ...... This website rocks!

    I love my borated pool and, I've found that I use a little less chlorine than when I didn't use borates. I would have done it in my last pool but I had a dog swimming with me.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •