Preferred Time of Year to Add Borates?

Goob

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Oct 20, 2015
118
Magnolia, TX
Is there a preferred time of year to add borates?

Because I am wanting to help stabilize pH a little more with borates, I would think not, but I remember reading a post from someone that mentioned adding borates in the spring and the borate level lasted through fall.
 

Goob

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Oct 20, 2015
118
Magnolia, TX
Pool is open all year down here in Houston.

Definitely going with Boric Acid (already purchased, just didn't know whether to wait until spring). My pH still tends to drift above 7.8 within a few days even with alkalinity at 70. Just wanting to buffer the pH a little more.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
10,847
Northern NJ
Pool is open all year down here in Houston.

Definitely going with Boric Acid (already purchased, just didn't know whether to wait until spring). My pH still tends to drift above 7.8 within a few days even with alkalinity at 70. Just wanting to buffer the pH a little more.

You should try TA at 60 or even 50 before you go to borates.