Ordered TF-100


LifeTime Supporter
Jun 1, 2012
Hudson Ohio
Just got my TF-100 test kit today. Can't find how to test for Borates.Filling out the pool calculator and it is asking about borates. Am I missing something? Results are FC= 4.5ppm PH=6.8 TA =320-never turned red-More of a pink color CYA=0


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 30, 2007
South Carolina
Borates are optional and most folks do not add borates to the pool.
Also, the borate test is sold separately.

You need to get the pH up in the low to mid 7's ASAP using borax.

What is CC?


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
Tucson, AZ
Note that the CYA may also drive your pH back down, so be ready to bump it up again. (assuming you use the solid CYA)