I was having a discussion the other day with a chemical engineer that is responsible for water treatement for a manufacturing plant. We were talking pools and I was sharing some of the techniques on this forum about the lower alkalinity by the add acid/aerate and the borax/add MA thing to balance water. He was very concerned that I should not go through these activities because it is very hard on the equipment, liner, heaters, etc.
I explained we were only talking about moving PH less than one point back and forth through these processes. He cited me several examples in their plant where they went through extreme wear on componets with a one degree swing. All even within a few weeks of these swings.
I realize they are probably dealing with more pressure and volume than we are with our pools but does anyone have any bad experiences with doing these things and wear? Should we be concerned?