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Thread: Borates now or in the spring?

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    TroyB's Avatar
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    Oct 2008
    Houston, TX

    Borates now or in the spring?

    I finally have all of my readings right where I want them. My test results from Saturday are the following:

    FC = 3
    PH = 7.6
    TA = 90
    CH = 250
    CYA = 60

    Should I add borates (20 mule & acid) now or wait for the spring? We are only using the spa now, the kids say it is too cold to swim in the pool
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    - 2 X Jandy Stealth SHPM2.5 pumps (one for pool, one for waterfall), Pool Pump ~ 100 GPM in pool mode
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Borates now or in the spring?

    It is really a question of when you have more time and what is easier for you. Having borates in the water will reduce your chances of getting algae over the winter just a little, but that isn't a large enough difference to influence the decision very much.
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