Hello everyone, I'm Brian, new to the forum. I love the information provided here. I have been a career lab tech in multiple industries with my current role being QA/FS Tech for a major Cereal manufacturer. The avoidance of the seemingly self perpetuating pool chemical industry greatly appeals to me. SO I have converted to bleach for Chlorine and Borax/MA for ph adjustment. I have a big bag of Baking Soda for TA (though right now I am running quite high in that property).
I started off reading the precursors to this forum (poolsolutions/poolforum) and this is where my question originates....i think.
I would love the benefits of going the borate route but I though I read somewhere that if there was any copper in the water that this was a no-no? Any truth to this?
Background: I drank the kool aid and sprung for one of those mineral systems (Frog Leap) when I bought my pool (21" Round, 54") . I recently came back from 10 days away to algae blooms and I disconnected it for good. I believe it may have imparted at least some copper/silver ions.
Can I go with the Borate model....or do I need to somehow remove those pesky "metals"?