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    Question Borate and FC

    Hello,

    Normaly my FC goal is 1 to 3 ppm

    I read using borate prevent algea.
    If i use borate, should my FC goal could be lower?

    Thanks
    Yorgh

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    Re: Borate and FC

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Borates are completely optional and do not affect the recommended FC level.

    You need to know your CYA level as that determines what FC level you should be maintaining: See the FC/CYA Chart
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    Re: Borate and FC

    Thanks for the answer.

    I asked the question because a friend use this thing
    http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Pro...-Inground.aspx

    And the pool dealer told to maintain FC to 0.6 ppm because the machin prevent algea forment

    I supposed borate could do the samething

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    Re: Borate and FC

    With a little search, you will see what we thing about the Nature 2 ... hint, not good.
    Mineral systems also do not lower the FC level we recommend. While they may help prevent algae (at the risk of green hair and pool staining), they do not protect people from disease.
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