Thinking about adding borates

LordDunlow

Active member
May 31, 2017
29
Melbourne, FL
Anybody add them and regret it?

I've been curious about trying them in my pool. My pH seems pretty stable already despite SWCG and spillover aeration, but I like chemistry, so it sounds like something I could fiddle with.
 

Casey

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 16, 2007
11,497
SW PA
If you have pets that swim and lap up water to drink, its a NO. If not, its a nice addition.
 

CJadamec

TFP Expert
Apr 29, 2016
2,390
Quaker Hill, CT
I added borax to my pool before I understood what they did and my pH has been insanely stable ever since.

Borates do not play nice with any animals or insects if you have big furry friends that go in the pool borates are not a great idea.