What is next after adding Borate?


Well-known member
Jun 30, 2009
Adding Borates for the first time and have some questions. Here is a brief recount of my actions:

1. I have finished adding the 20 Mule Team Borax and muriatic acid according to the procedures waterbear provided in April 2008.

2. Right now I am in step 8 of his procedures where I let the pump run continuously for 24 - 48 hours.

3. My daily consumption has been 182 oz. of bleach. Should I continue adding the 182 oz. bleach till a minimum of 48 hours have elapsed? Or should I test for FC the next 2 days and add the necessary quantity? All other test parameters are in allowable ranges.


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May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
You should continue testing and adding chlorine just as you normally would. You might see a reduction in your chlorine usage, or you might not.

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