I want to add the borax too so my question is this:
I had a new plaster done 3 months ago, and as a result I'm adding MA (31%) at a rate of 1.5-2 Gal/week.
I also have SWG so i know my need to add acid is a combination of the SWG and new plaster.
But from my understanding, after adding the 50ppm borax (with proper PH balancing) or adding boric acid, will it be more difficult for me to lower my PH? will the 50ppm borax actually cause me to add more acid in order to reduce the 7.8 levels i get down to 7.4-7.5 ?
There is probably some trade-off between the benefit of reduced acid demand of less algae, etc vs. the need to put more acid to "fight" the new buffering effect....
OR is it that the "buffering" as i read it here works "stronger" as helper in fighting against PH increases and much less vs. PH drops.
To rephrase it, i mean, will it be "easier" to reduce PH than to increase PH with same amount of MA after addition of borax.
btw: isn't boric acid the powder that people are putting in house attics to repel termites?
Bless you all here for the great help!