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    Adding chemicals with a leak

    I need to raise my ph but I have an air leak. Is it fine to still pour borax in the skimmer if I have a leak?
    Jeff

    30' x 17' plaster pool 13.5k gallons (roughly), The Pool Cleaner (two wheel), Taylor k-2006, Pentair WhisperFlo 1.0hp, Purex triton WhisperFlo .5 hp (no idea why there's two pumps)

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    Re: Adding chemicals with a leak

    We don't recommend pouring it in the skimmer. Borax is best added by pre-dissolving it in a bucket of water and then pouring that slowly in front of a return.

    Now, what kind of leak where?
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    Re: Adding chemicals with a leak

    It's at the connector in front of my pump and the connector on top of my pump. Also going to check the three way O ring today. Is it still okay to add chemical with a leak? I guess pre dissolved will definitely ease my worries.
    Jeff

    30' x 17' plaster pool 13.5k gallons (roughly), The Pool Cleaner (two wheel), Taylor k-2006, Pentair WhisperFlo 1.0hp, Purex triton WhisperFlo .5 hp (no idea why there's two pumps)

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