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    Testing for borates?

    I am thinking about adding some mule team borax to the pool. How do I test this? with strips I am assuming? I am also assuming my level is 0, since that isn't something that I add, but better check before I add anything. Just want to see if it will help to control the pH from drifting up and with algae. I just added a bottle of aquachem 50% algaecide the other day. All this rain stinks! At least we can't complain about a drought this year,LOL I hope anyways!

    So far I am at...

    FC 7
    TA 85ish
    pH 7.5
    CYA 45ish
    *~ Laura ~*
    27x52 Aquasphere Conquest AGP (approx.17,100 gal)
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    Re: Testing for borates?

    lulu, back to pool school for you! First, the aquachem algaecide is a linear quat, not what we recommend, which is polyquat 60!
    Second, the full instructions for borates are in the further reading section of pool school (link at the bottom!)
    so-you-want-to-add-borates-to-your-pool-why-and-how-t4921.html

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    Re: Testing for borates?

    LOL waterbear, I know I often go back and re-read pool school. I think I just need to print it out and keep it in my pool folder. heck right now I am just trying to keep it from turning green from all this darn rain that FL has been sending our way!

    What is the difference between linear quat and polyquat?
    *~ Laura ~*
    27x52 Aquasphere Conquest AGP (approx.17,100 gal)
    1 HP Pentair Dynamo Pump & SD-40 Sand Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit
    BBB User- Salt Added

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    Re: Testing for borates?

    there is some info in waterbear's post here:
    best-time-to-add-algaecide-day-or-night-t12168.html
    16x32 21,000 gallon in-ground exposed aggregate, 1.5hp pump, 120 sqft catridge filter, birdcage, solar panels, aquavac tigershark qc robot.

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    Re: Testing for borates?

    Quote Originally Posted by lulupalooza
    heck right now I am just trying to keep it from turning green from all this darn rain that FL has been sending our way!
    Can't say we never gave you anything!

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