Borates & Vinyl liner

Heavenlytunes

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Oct 25, 2020
85
Nassau, Long Island NY
Pool Size
20000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Autopilot Digital PPC1 (RC-35)
Is anyone with a vinyl liner/inground using Boric Acid?
Or is this just for Gunite pools?
 

Heavenlytunes

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Oct 25, 2020
85
Nassau, Long Island NY
Pool Size
20000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Autopilot Digital PPC1 (RC-35)
If I may ask, what’s your goal for adding borates? You for sure can add them, but let’s make sure there’s a need. 👍
Crossing my fingers but with 2 sheer descent and 2 deck jets. Hoping I won't have problems with my PH.
 

Leebo

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Jul 21, 2011
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Eastern Ohio
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Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Before jumping into borates I’d try running the pool for a month or two without, just to get an idea of how your pH will sway. With the setup you describe it is possible you’ll see your pH increase, in which borates for sure will help. Especially if you have a SWG.
 

Heavenlytunes

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Oct 25, 2020
85
Nassau, Long Island NY
Pool Size
20000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Autopilot Digital PPC1 (RC-35)
I will. Just like to do research when I'm bored.
Leebo could you help me out with how many gallons our pool is. I get different answer from PB and other people. Freeform 16x34 4ft shallow to 8ft deep end. I get around 24k
#1 32,000
#2 28,000
 

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Casey

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Loved my borates pool when I did it one year but... my cat (loves to drink pool water) and my dogs (loved to swim) the pool more and I decided against continuing.
 
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Heavenlytunes

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Oct 25, 2020
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Nassau, Long Island NY
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Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Autopilot Digital PPC1 (RC-35)
Loved my borates pool when I did it one year but... my cat (loves to drink pool water) and my dogs (loved to swim) the pool more and I decided against continuing.
I have a lab and he loves the pool.(old above ground)
With this new IG pool I was planning to use Borates but if is not good for pets.
 

Casey

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Apr 16, 2007
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SW PA
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
I have a lab and he loves the pool.(old above ground)
With this new IG pool I was planning to use Borates but if is not good for pets.
If you have pets using the pool, do not use borates. It can poison them.
 
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