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Thread: Addind Borates without adding CYA...?

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    Addind Borates without adding CYA...?

    I added 50 lbs of Havaland Salt Support (Borates) to my pool and the Borate level is now at 35. My CYA was low (on purpose) before I added the Salt Support, now it is at 80, and I knew it would raise the CYA level.

    My question is what product, can I buy locally, can I add to the pool to get the Borate level up to 50 and not add CYA or anything else? I do not want to do the Borax method. I just want to pour in the product and not mess with keeping something else in balance. I thought I had read that Proteam Supreme was pH netural, but I am not sure about if it adds CYA.
    18' x 36' inground vinyl pool - 25,000 gallons - Salt (SWCG) Pentair Intellichlor IC40
    Whisper-Flo 3/4 HP full rated 2-speed pump
    Hayward Sand filter S244S (filled with Zeolite or Zeosand)

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    Re: Addind Borates without adding CYA...?

    Proteam Supreme Plus is pH neutral and doesn't add CYA. Regular Supreme is not pH neutral. Bioguard probably has a pH neutral version of Optimizer as well, but I'm not sure.

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    Re: Addind Borates without adding CYA...?

    Thanks!
    18' x 36' inground vinyl pool - 25,000 gallons - Salt (SWCG) Pentair Intellichlor IC40
    Whisper-Flo 3/4 HP full rated 2-speed pump
    Hayward Sand filter S244S (filled with Zeolite or Zeosand)

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    Re: Addind Borates without adding CYA...?

    No, Bioguard Optimizer Plus is their only product in this category and it raises the PH. Omni/Guardex/Simplicity Maximizer is more or less PH neutral.

    Proteam Supreme Plus is the most likely to be available locally. Or you can buy boric acid over the Internet, for much less money.
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