Last weekend I added 20 Mule Team Borax to both my pool and my spa to introduce some borates into my water as is recommended in some of the forums here. I very carefully followed the instructions on how to do this and used the quantities of 20 Mule Team Borax and Muriatic acid according the the pool calculator to arrive at a level of 50 ppm borates. I currently have the following readings.
I used my Taylor K2005 test kit and Lamotte Borate test strips to arrive at those measurements.
My question is how can I have been so far off in arriving at my target level of Borates of 50 ppm if I used the quantities of borax according to the pool calculator. Should I attempt to correct this problem with a partial drain or can I live with it without any problems?
Thank you for your help.