Post subject: Re: So you want to add borates to your pool--Why and HowPosted: May 19th, 2009, 9:58 am
Joined: May 7th, 2007, 3:03 pm
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Borates won't reduce the total amount of acid you need to use but they will dramatically reduce the frequency of acid additions.
The above statement was posted by Jason. I am considering using borates to help buffer the Ph on a SWG pool. In conjunction to the recent new plaster, there is a large waterfall which contributes to the rather unusual PH rise.
I am probably reading Jason's statement incorrectly, but will I still be adding the same amount of acid on a yearly basis, just not as often?
Also, how well does the BBB method work when the chemicals can only be adjusted on a pool once a week? Meaning how difficult will it be in keeping the PH from getting below 7.5 when one can only add acid once a week? Because the PH window between 7.5 and 7.8 is seems quite small.
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