Now that I have been indoctrinated into BBB and have Borax around the house, I have started using it for it's intended purpose: a laundry booster. I seems to make towels fluffier and help remove odors.
My question is; how high does the pH get when I use Borax? I have an HE washer so there is only about a gallon of water. The directions say to use 1/2 cup. It seems like this would be a huge pH increase in such a small volume of water based on how much you need to add to, say a 20,000 gallon pool to raise pH.