I'd like to add Borax to my pool. The instructions here say to first get the TA into position. My pool seems not to want to budge from the range of 90-100, and I'm wondering if that slightly higher value means I should wait.
A little background. The reason I want to add the Borax is probably interrelated with the higher TA in the first place. This is a new pool, it's only been running a couple months. I'm finding that the behavior of the pH is that I'll add acid to adjust to around 7.5, but it jumps very quickly back to 7.8, and then drifts up to 8.0 over the next day or two. And despite all the cycles I've gone through of this pattern, the TA doesn't really change much. I wonder if the newness of the plaster is the cause of both the higher TA and of the pool's insistence that it wants its pH to be at least 7.8.
So maybe the Borax will address both sides of this - holding the pH lower, while making my TA lower simply by the 3-4 gallons of acid I'll need to dump in.
Anybody see problems with this?