Before jumping into borates I’d try running the pool for a month or two without, just to get an idea of how your pH will sway. With the setup you describe it is possible you’ll see your pH increase, in which borates for sure will help. Especially if you have a SWG.
I will. Just like to do research when I'm bored.
Leebo could you help me out with how many gallons our pool is. I get different answer from PB and other people. Freeform 16x34 4ft shallow to 8ft deep end. I get around 24k