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    Former Nature2 user with questions about adding borates

    I had a new Nature2 cartridge each year for the last 2 years. I removed my spent cartridge at the end of last season and have not purchased a new one yet. I'm just running the pool water through the empty Nature2 housing.

    I have been reading about adding borates to my pool, but I am concerned about my previous use of the Nature2. I have read somewhere that the Nature2 adds silver and copper to the water, which are incompatible with borates. Can someone please help me figure out if it's OK to add borates to my pool?

    Pool data:
    21000 gallons
    Concrete/Plaster
    Aquapure SWCG system
    Recent test data:
    FC: 3.9
    TC: 4.3
    pH: 7.4
    TA: 121
    CH: 225

    Thanks,
    Doug
    Doug in Pasadena, MD
    21000 gallons
    Concrete/Plaster
    Aquapure SWCG system
    Pool owner since 2007

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    Re: Former Nature2 user with questions about adding borates

    Welcome to TFP!

    Silver and copper are fine with borates. What you do need to watch out for is anything that raises the PH too high, at least if your silver or copper levels are actually significant. Nature2 tends to only add just a little silver/copper, not usually enough to cause problems with high PH.
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    Re: Former Nature2 user with questions about adding borates

    Hi Doug - what is your CYA level?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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    Re: Former Nature2 user with questions about adding borates

    Last time I checked it: 61
    Doug in Pasadena, MD
    21000 gallons
    Concrete/Plaster
    Aquapure SWCG system
    Pool owner since 2007

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    Re: Former Nature2 user with questions about adding borates

    K, good
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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