I have a salt cell pool in Houston, TX. Our water supply is fairly alkaline here. On top of the alkaline water, the salt cell, of course, generates plenty of free base. I constantly add acid (~1 pint/week in a 15000 gallon aggregate plaster pool). In the summer, copious evaporation leads to the auto-fill running every couple of days. I have added an acid feeder to the pool which has stabilized my ever increasing pH and my scaling is now under control as well.
My question: Will borates give me any advantage in this environment? It seems like most of the users on this forum were constantly having a low pH problem, not a high pH problem.
Thanks!!!! This site is very cool - I'm on the BB method - just debating the third B.