We'll be leaving for a 2-week vacation in July. I typically keep the pool at:
pH: 7.5 to 7.8
TA: 60 to 70
We have a SWG, so keeping the FC level where it needs to be isn't a problem. What I'm worried about in rising pH.
My pool typically goes from 7.5 to 7.8 in 2 days, so I add 12 oz of MA every 2 days. The plaster was redone about 8 months ago (before we bought the house). There is also a spillway from the spa to the pool, but I try to have the water trickle down as opposed to having a major spill (and aerating the pH back up).
What is the best way to keep the pH within safe levels while we're gone? I've been thinking about adding borates, which is supposed to help with pH rise. I read at least one post where someone had this same issue of raising pH and borates didn't solve the issue.
Any ideas on what to do while we're away?
In addition, I am away for work a week at a time and I don't think my wife will be comfortable handling MA. Is there something easy she could do to keep the pH in check while I'm gone?