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May 23, 2009
Trenton NJ
I been using borates for a couple years now. It works GREAT at keeping everything in check! I just tested with the Lomatte Borate test strips. I'm getting a reading of 80.... The highest level on the test strip.

Should I be concerned that it's high? I noticed in pool school it says keep between 30-50 ppm.

To anyone who contemplates using borates...... do it. All I had to do this year was add 3 lbs. calcium chloride.

Oh yeah........ My ph is 7.4


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Aug 10, 2012
FL panhandle
Borates at 80 is fine. I can't remember at the moment when borates are too high, but it is definitely above 100 ppm.