Here is my chem:
I took a sample to the local Anthony & Sylvan simply because they have a means to test for borates, and I do not. I've been considering adding borates after I have read the accolades here but I wanted to know where I was starting from... -103lbs of Borax 20 Mule?? and 6 gallons of acid for 50ppm?? -Seems a lot, but I'll attend to that later...
I have the TFP test kit (which gave me the results above). They did an entire battery on their Waterlink system which I found interesting (results blow) -and the results were similar enough to mine -I was not concerned. Except....
Their system spit out a recommendation that because I have a "Nitrate level of 37ppm", I should drain and replace 61% of my water. I have never tracked Nitrates, much less thought of replacing water because of them. Should I be taking this recommendation seriously?
Their Waterlink results -if you care to compare -again they were pretty close...:
Thanks for your thoughts.