New owner first pool


Well-known member
Dec 14, 2019
Greenville, SC
I am getting ready to add borates to my pool. My PH has been around 7.5 should I raise it to 7.6 before I raise the borates? I was thinking the SWG would cause it to raise but it hasn’t.

Flying Tivo

Well-known member
Jan 24, 2017
Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Borates are used mainly to stabilise PH drift, thus it wont make you add less acid. So if you Ph has been around 7.5 without to much drift even with the SWG, i would say you dont need Borates. Its up to you. If you have pets that drink from the pool as i do, its not recommended at all.