Ok still learning to balance our pool water. I've been thinking about adding borates to the pool to help stabilize the pH and bleach additions. The pH continues to rise to the 8.2 level after 5 days and over a 3 week period I have used 6 bottles of 8.25% bleach (121oz)
Todays readings were:
CYA: 20 (I finally read Jason's extended directions on testing and realized I should be reading the tube in the sunlight instead of the shade) in the shade its around 30
I want to add the borates to help stabilize the pH and other reasons listed elsewhere on the board.
Q: can I use the hexaborate instead of the mule 20 borax? I don't see hexaborate as an option on the calculator. The reason I want to use the hexaborate is time and cost. It's cheaper to buy the hexaborate instead of the 10 plus boxes of borax and 4 plus bottles of muratic acid that will be needed to balance things out.