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    How do I test for 50 ppm of borax?

    Hello,

    I am adding borax and MA tomorrow to my pool. My understanding is that it is best to maintain the borax level at 50 ppm. How do I check to see what the borax level is?


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    Re: How do I test for 50 ppm of borax?

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    Re: How do I test for 50 ppm of borax?

    It is best to hold off on adding borates to your pool until you gain a firm grasp of how TFPC works and can dictate pretty much how your pool reacts on a daily basis. Of course, we can not stop you from wishing to do so and going forward. You will need to order borate test strips from tftestkits.net.
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    Re: How do I test for 50 ppm of borax?

    Thanks. I checked that forum again, but didn't see how to check to see what the ppm is. Any other suggestions?

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    The borate strips are what I am looking for. I monitor my pool on a daily sometimes bi-daily basis and feel that I have a pretty good idea of how it reacts. Thanks for the input.
    30000 gallon in-ground rectangular, 38Ft by 16Ft, Plaster, 4Ft to 8 1/2Ft deep, SWG, Jandy Nature2, Pentair IntelliFlo Vari. Speed with remote, Installed 8/2014.

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    Re: How do I test for 50 ppm of borax?

    You can order them from TFtestkits.net
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    Re: How do I test for 50 ppm of borax?

    Thank you!
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