My question is this. I need to increase the PH and TA in the pool and I would like to add borates. I just don't see increasing balancing PH and the TA, then adding adding borates and then muriatic acid and more borates to bring the PH and TA back to normal. Also the warning on the muriatic acid bottle says not to add it to any type of chlorine. So will the chlorine in the pool have a bad reaction with the muriatic acid? or could I just add the borates and then adjust the PH/TA levels as needed?
I have a 15 X 48 intex vinyl, intex SWG, sand filter. about 4000 gal water.