I have finally just finished converting my pool over from the pool store's Bioguard treatment to the TFP method, and just got all my numbers within the recommended ranges. Yesterday my readings were:
I just received my bucket of hardness increaser to finish bringing it up, so I added it to the pool and I also added 1 box of 20 Mule Team that I had left to add a little cushion to the Borates.
I checked the readings a few hours later and the numbers were a little screwy and the Borates were at 1, but I didn't think much of and waited until this morning to see if they balanced out.
This morning my readings were:
Alkalinity 60 (I had my jets running to help mix and it dropped this down when I added MA along with 20 Mule Team)
What happened to Borates? Did the hardness increaser burn them out or mess with the readings for a few days? very odd...