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Thread: Just Added My Borax

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    Jan 2009
    Atlanta, GA

    Just Added My Borax

    Yesterday I added 13.5 boxes of Borax and 3 gallons of acid to my pool to begin my BBB. The Pool Calculator actually called for 3 gallons 3 quarts but I thought it would be easier to lower Ph rather than raise it so I shorted the acid. This morning I checked the Ph and it was high so I did an acid demand test with my Taylor kit and guess what, it called for 3 quarts--you gotta love The Pool Calculator! My Borax test strips from Lamotte were a little tougher to read that I thought they would be. It seems that I'm right around 30ppm maybe a little more. I'm definitely not over 50ppm. I'm going to trust The Pool Calculator and assume I'm ok for now. I am a little worried about going forward though. Does anyone have any suggestions on reading the test strips? I don't think I'll have a problem keeping the borates between 30 and 50 so I guess that is close enough, right?
    Atlanta, GA

    Inground Vinyl, 30,000 gallon, 20x40 Lagoon, Pentair Single Speed 1-1/2 hp Superflow, Pentair SD 80 Sand Filter, Polaris 280 cleaner w/ Booster pump, Pentair Easytouch.

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    Re: Just Added My Borax

    Read them in direct sun and they are easy to read. Do not try to read them in artificial light.

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