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Thread: Just added 25 lbs of Boric Acid and boy does my pool sparkle

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    Just added 25 lbs of Boric Acid and boy does my pool sparkle

    ...well, it is dark out, but I am sure it's sparkling out there in the dark
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    Re: Just added 25 lbs of Boric Acid and boy does my pool sparkle

    Joking aside, does anyone other than me have a hard time reading the lamotte borate test strips? The edges are lighter and the middle is darker and to my eye it could be 30, 50, or 80.

    Any hints?
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    Re: Just added 25 lbs of Boric Acid and boy does my pool sparkle

    Quote Originally Posted by svenpup
    Joking aside, does anyone other than me have a hard time reading the lamotte borate test strips? The edges are lighter and the middle is darker and to my eye it could be 30, 50, or 80.

    Any hints?
    I'm pretty good at colors but I do think the strips can be hard to read especially in bright sunlight or after dusk. I step just into some shade right on the edge of shade/sun to read the strip. It might be good to have a second or third person to confirm what you are matching until you get more acquainted with the slight variations.
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    Re: Just added 25 lbs of Boric Acid and boy does my pool sparkle

    It really does sparkle by the way.

    I was looking for the post that said the site admins have to pay out $$$ to anyone who adds borates and says it DOESN'T sparkle, but I would have to lie.
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