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There are trace amounts of borates in water. They are naturally-occurring and are an important part of a healthy diet. Plants also need borates in order to grow which is why it is used in agriculture. Borates are formed when the element boron combines with oxygen and other elements. Millions of tons of industrial borates are produced every year and are used in a wide variety of products such as detergents, wood treatments, ceramics, glass, fibreglass, and swimming pool treatments. Borates are also distributed around the planet naturally – via rain, condensation and volcanic activity.
Borates should be used in a concentration between 30–50 ppm. Before adding it to your water, however, you need to test your pH and reduce it using muriatic acid if it’s higher than 7.8. You need to test and lower the pH because borate raises it.
You must also test your water 24 hours after adding borate to make sure the borate, pH, and TA are all within the recommended range. Borate should be around 50 ppm, with a pH between 7.4–7.6.
uRisk Water Hygiene Services
uRisk is a water hygiene specialist that provides both water treatment services, UKAS accredited legionella testing, and water testing analysis. This mean’s we can resolve your water quality failings with water treatment engineers in-house. There are many legionella testing kits available online from non-specialists who operate as an e-commerce store that may not provide the same level of service.
uRisk’s legionella testing kits are suitable for any water system and industry. This includes hot and cold systems, cold water storage tanks, cylinders, dental water lines, swimming pools, and more.
4 Simple Steps
Step 1 - Order Testing Kit
Your Legionella Testing Kit will include water sample bottle(s), easy to follow instructions and a FREE return package.
Step 2 - Fill Sample Bottle
Fill the water sample bottle(s) from your taps following the instructions.
Step 3 - FREE Return Delivery
Drop off your FREE return package to any local Post Office on the same day you have taken your sample.
Step 4 - Get your Results
Your sample results are tested in a UKAS approve laboratory and sent to you in PDF format in 10-14 days.
About this Product
What is included in the testing kit?
- 1x Sterile Bottle
- UKAS accredited analysis
- Free Sample Packaging
- Pre-Paid Return Pack
- Confidential Service
- Results & Certificate
- Laboratory testing takes at least 10-14 days
All orders are posted on Mondays only (example – if you make your order on a Thursday your delivery will be actioned on the next Monday). Delivery fee for UK mainland, this includes delivery to your address and pre-paid packaging for the return of the samples for analysis.
Weight & Dimensions
Weight: 1kg maximum per filled sample bottle
Dimensions: 25.5 x 15.5 x 14.5 cm
What Are The Advantages of Using Borate?
Borate reduces chlorine usage. Too much chlorine has been associated with skin cancers and other harmful diseases. Moreover, the byproducts of chlorine that accumulate in the water are even more dangerous than chlorine itself.
Why choose uRisk?
Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.
Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.
All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.
With engineers located all across the UK, we're never too far away.
Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.
Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.