Since my conversion my pool has looked absolutely stunning, less the specks of dirt and pollen that keep settling, but I can live with that.
I have been pouring over this site for weeks now to learn all I can about maintaining my water. My recent study has been about borates. The benifits sure look promising.
I killed a backswimmer after it bit my daughter twice the other day. I have read where they like unsanitized water, but I know that isn't the case, because I test daily and keep my chlorine in the fairly high range for my cya level. I think it just might have been a stray, along with the stray cat I've been feeding...lol
I went online and found something called Proteams Supreme Plus and ordered it. I've read where you can get by cheaper by adding borax and MA, but for me the convenience of just adding this powder to the water and not having to worry so much about my PH and TA levels was the deal sealer..lol..I'm really new at this and until I completely get the hang of it, I will pay a little extra for getting it right...lol
It's still a LOT cheaper than I was spending on Baquacil products that didn't even keep my water clear. So, please tell me if I did the right thing, I just want to have a clean clear pool for the rest of the summer.