I have tons of aeration in my pool. 2 big waterfalls, 2 beach bubblers/jets, a disappearing/overflow edge, a waterslide, and in floor heads that create tons of little bubbles too, all of those things creating aeration. I fight high pH constantly I try to target my TA around 60-70 to help slow the rise of pH (and my auto-fill water is 300 TA, lol) I've considered Borates but am ignorant to them and haven't found much on TFP about them. Can you share more info? Advantages/disadvantages/concerns/best-practices? etc.? Thanks!I noticed you have a waterfall and spillover Spa. Whenever you have aeration your pH will tend to rise. Also since you have a saltwater system, there is extra pH generated from the salt being turned into chlorine. My pool had an infinity edge (no longer have this pool, hence had) and the pH rise was forever a battle to keep it in check. But once I added the Borates things stabilized dramatically. 70-80 was the sweet spot for my Alkalinity. Every pool is different, but I highly recommend you learn about adding Borates to your pool here on the forum. For me it was worth it.
edit: I did find this, not sure how accurate it is, relating to pros/cons of borates.. Should You Add Borates to Your Pool Water? (Pros and Cons)
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