BORAX: This looks like an excellent way to raise PH.
WallyMart, Costco and Target had none. I finally found it at Ralph's and Stater Brothers for about $4 for a 76 oz box here in the People's Socialist Republik of Southern Kalifornia [henceforth: PSRSK.] This is still waaaaay cheaper than the ~40# (??) bucket of soda ash I paid about $80 for at Leslie's five or so years back; waaay too many pounds, waaay too $$, and waaay too nasty on the TA levels.
Thus, a few questions, _'sil vous plait_ :
I look at my 16K gallon pool as a source of drinking water should the grid, northern or Colorado River aqueducts, or WTW-evah ever go down here in the PSRSK, depriving us of water in this area that is a total desert by nature.
As is, after a complete analysis, I expect I could drink / cook / etc. with my pool water for a very long time, as long as I added a modest amount of chlorine to anything that was not boiled first [mebe I should get the CYA down below 100 ppm...]
Here are the QUESTIONs:
What effects do
have on the suitability of pool water for personal ingestion over a period of perhaps a year?
Methinks the rest of the factors outside of FC do no matter(?)
RECENT ANALYSIS STATS:
FC: 16 (let's not overdo it next time, just got the T-100 kit!)
PH: 7.3 to 7.5
TA: ~130 on average (tap water is 120 to 190 on any particular day)
CH: 300 to 400
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