Borate and PH increase


Well-known member
Apr 19, 2016
Hendersonville, TN
On the back end of a SLAM.
FC 12
PH 7.2
TA 50
CYA 50
Borate 15

PoolCalc says I will need 550oz of Muriatic to compensate for the PH increase if I add 1154oz of Borax.

But I need to raise my PH and my TA which would require a good bit of Baking Soda
Would it stand to reason that I could add the Borax incrementally FIRST and watch my PH and just be ready to use the Muriatic?



Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 11, 2014
Franklin, NC
PoolCalc or Pool Math on this site? As fars as I know, the old Pool Calculator is not being updated.

Any of the calculators will tell you how much to put in when you give it a target. So what are your targets?

Why all the Borax?