Is this product and ok one for adding Borates?


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Jun 5, 2012
DFW, Texas

Boracic acid as listed on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is another name for Boric Acid. Borates can be used to control pH drift due to a SWG or high aeration levels as well as to help control algae.

The MSDS lists the weight of the Boracic acid as between 60-100%. That's quite a range, so I would look at the product label to see if it contains other ingredients as well. If, for example, it were to also contain either stabilizer (cyanuric acid) and/or calcium be aware that this would increase the ppm of these chemicals as well, which you may not want. Not saying it contains either of these, but I would verify.

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