When I first got the pool (19,500 gal, IG vinyl) a couple of summers ago, the company that built it gave me a bunch of chemicals. They'd dumped in some stuff to start and I used the free stuff they gave me (PH+, Calcium, TA+, etc.) but there was a product called "Dazzle Pure + Simple Activator" that I never used - I have about 20 lbs of it. I can't find a ton of info about it online, so I'm not sure exactly what's in it, but I did see this on their site:
Does that sound like something I could safely throw in to raise the borates? I basically only use bleach, tri-chlor pucks rarely (CYA has been holding at about 40-45 since the end of the first season 2 years ago - so rainfall/snowmelt water replacement is keeping pace with the odd puck here and there over the summer).The first step of the Pure + Simple system is the addition of a product called Activator. This is a dual borate product that gives the water a silky smooth feeling. It also contains more phosphate removers, a dry enzyme to enhance the cleaning of your water and some scale inhibitors.
Here are my numbers from today:
CC 0.25 (sample turns faintly pink and then clears completely with 1 drop using the FAS-DPD method)
Borates: 15-20? I'm terrible with color strips...it looked between the 10 and 20 colors.
So should I try the Dazzle or just go with straight Borax?