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    What did Jason mean?

    Jason Lion wrote this sometime back:
    "Borates won't reduce the total amount of acid you need to use but they will dramatically reduce the frequency of acid additions".

    Unfortunately, I went to public schools and don't understand that sentence.........
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    Re: What did Jason mean?

    Borates stabilize pH rise hence the reduced frequency of adjustment. Borates stabilize pH, making it resistant to change so greater volumes of acid are needed to effect the same change as water without borates. Not as often but larger quantities when you do. Ten taps with a 2 lb hammer or one whack with a twenty pound sledge?
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    Re: What did Jason mean?

    Unfortunately, I went to public schools and don't understand that sentence.........
    That comment just made my weekend. Bwaahaaahaa!
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    Re: What did Jason mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Borates stabilize pH rise hence the reduced frequency of adjustment. Borates stabilize pH, making it resistant to change so greater volumes of acid are needed to effect the same change as water without borates. Not as often but larger quantities when you do. Ten taps with a 2 lb hammer or one whack with a twenty pound sledge?
    I was as mystified as the OP, but your answer makes it as clear as my water. Very nice!
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