I am planning to add Borates in the very near future. My fill water has TA=300, so I am constantly working to keep that down, only to be set back as I top off my pool. Will adding Borates help keep TA down, or just keep pH in check?
If I have Borates...
1) and high TA fill, will it be more difficult (more acid) to maintain proper TA levels?
2) and I add acid to lower TA, will I have a problem with very slow rise of pH?
3) and I currently have my TA lowered to 70, should I lower it further prior to adding Borates?
Generally speaking, I've read all the stuff about effects of Borates on pH, but haven't seen much about effects, if any, on TA.
pH: 7.2 (currently aerating, should be 7.4-7.5 today)