Hey folks .... finally added my 55 lb pail of boric acid. First test results:
PH: 7.2 (dropped from 7.5, I am going to leave it alone and let it rise on its own)
Borate: 30-50 (hard to tell with strip, it is likely around 43+- since the pool calculator has proven to be very accurate thus far )
The water does look 'sparkling' and it is definitely clearer than I have seen before. I also get that squeaky clean feeling on my hand. I am seriously excited!
Should I force up the PH or leave it?