Made the move to Borates last week. Happy with the maintenance, but not happy with how the water "feels". To me, everything is too "squeaky".
I was expecting a "silky" feel, based on what I read from others regarding bromate. Didn't happen. I can't slide from seat to seat in the hottub. It's too grippy.
I guess I was expecting the water to feel like soft water from a home water softener system.
Researched adding salt and I'm seeing some yes answers to adding salt, with a 2000 ppm target.
I plugged in the 2000 ppm salt target in the calculator and it says add 8 lbs. of salt.
What kind of salt? Will Epsom Salt work?
What needs to be checked regarding spa parts to make a good decision on wear and tear? I'm sure the mfg. will say no, based on what I've read.
Is there any other product recommended that will make the spa and bather skin feel more slippery / silkier?
Getting ready to go for a squeaky soak.
Br = 10
TA = 50
CH = 150
Borate = 50 estimated
Temp = 100F