We are about to add borates using boric acid. We have reduced TA to 70 using the muriatic acid/aeration method. Presently, the PH is in the 7.3 - 7.4 range. Can I add the boric acid now or do I have to wait for the PH to get up to the 7.5 - 7.6 range? My feeling is that it will eventually rise on its own.
Second question: I have read the "So you want to add borates..." thread several times. It mentions using 1/2 the about of borax & muriatic acid and then waiting and testing. Since I am using boric acid, can I use the total amount all at once?