How soon can swim after borate?

Xebec

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Jun 23, 2008
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I'm planning to try the borate recommendation from this site (50 ppm) and I'm wondering how soon after applying the borax and muriatic acid we can safely swim.
 

257WbyMag

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#2
Unless anyone else says differently, I would think that the main safety issue in this situation would likely be the acid. I would give it at least an hour of circulating after you add the last batch of muriatic acid before you swim.
 

JasonLion

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#3
You should let the final addition circulate for at least an hour and then test the PH. If the PH is in range then you are fine to swim.