I have to say by far the BEST addition to my pool as been borates. This is the first summer and in Vegas we have EXTREME heat conditions. Last summer was impossible to maintain pool. This summer is incredibly easy to maintain, have never had an issue with organics or algae or anything even when the chlorine dips below where it needs to be. I LOVE it.
Now the question:
Is there something different I should be doing when testing pH levels? I use the standard pH red color test and ever since borates were added the colors are extremely bright. I use the calculator to determine how muhc to add and I know it is more than without borates but is the test I am using still accruate?