Boric Acid - why granular in lieu of powder

3asyB

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Jan 7, 2019
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I've decided I'm about ready to add borates.

It seems that power would dissolve easier and quicker than granular

What is the reason that everyone suggests granular?
 

Donldson

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Jun 12, 2009
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NW Ohio
Because powder is neither easier nor quicker to dissolve.

It has a tendency to float on the surface of the water as you try to add it and clumps up forming gooey masses that don't want to dissolve. Granular is easier to handle and there is no reasonable difference in overall dissolving rates.
 

3asyB

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Jan 7, 2019
138
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Got it!

Is the general consensus on delivery method just to pour it in the pool and brush?

my pool is 20k gallons, I'm thinking 40-50#?
 
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