Upon opening our pool this year we found our salt cell wasn't operating and after a month of trying to get pool chemistry right with pool store we finally determined something else was wrong. Cell was replaced, but since then the borate level has been at 15. I know store works off commission when selling product, so I'm hoping to find other options to get this level up. I've read over many posts but can't grasp the concept yet. They want me to add 45 lbs of the ProTeam Supreme Plus enhancer ~ $200.00, yikes. We have an auto cover and always cover then pool when not in use. Just added 20lbs yesterday, but would like to supplement this with a cheaper option to get this level up closer to 50. This is my second summer maintaining the new pool and had no problems last year. Didn't need to add any water this spring and chemistry was a-okay when closing it last fall. What causes the borate level to drop? I can certainly feel the difference at 15, don't like it. I am a beginner so no techy-talk please, just getting my feet wet!
27,000 gal salt pool, 2010
Jandy aquapure system