I have recently added borax to my pool for its algaestatic and pH-stabilizing properties. I followed the recommendations determined by Waterbear and Chem Geek on the Pool Forum ("The Great Tetraborate Experiment").
I should now have about 50 ppm borates in my pool. I haven't gotten to swim since achieving this level (too cold ). There seems to be a *slight* tendency towards foaming now but it is minor. Water is beautifully clear and the pH has been stable and close to perfect (7.3-7.5). Would love to hear from others who may have done this. How is it working, etc.
Among stargazers the traditional greeting/farewell is, "Clear skies!" Perhaps here I should say, "Clear water!"