Can I start adding Borax?

AimeeH

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Apr 2, 2012
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Columbia SC
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here are today's test results with TF 100......

FC 4.5
CC 0
PH 7.2
TA 90
CYA 70 (measured yesterday, added necessary amount to sock in skimmer and ordering more cya reagent)
Water temp 82

Yesterday I added MA per the pool calculator because TA was 110 and PH was 7.8

I'm hoping I'm doing this right. I found this site last summer after pool was installed and have never even been in a pool store (thanks to the education and help here).
I added Borax last summer with good results (I thought as a complete newby) and want to again, but it seems that my TA and PH aren't perfect right now. Do I need to get these perfect before adding Borax and adjusting with MA?

28000 gal vinyl lined swg.
 

JasonLion

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No, they don't need to be perfect, but it helps if they are about right. You aren't too far off, you could adjust TA down a little more, or go ahead and add borates now.

Remember that there will still be borates in the water from last year, unless you did a complete water replacement, so you will only need to top off the borate level.