The number one reason to use borates in your swimming pool water is for easy maintenance. Check out the six key advantages of using borates:
LOWER CHLORINE USAGE
The borate helps reduce chlorine usage by eliminating carbon dioxide and also keeping the pH stable. Your chlorine will last longer when the pH is between 7.6-7.8.
IT HELPS STABILIZE pH
Borates keep pH under control and help prevent it from drifting or becoming unstable. However, this is assuming that your water is balanced, so before you can reap the benefits of borates make sure your water is within all of the recommended ranges.
When you include borate, the water remains clear for a more extended period of time since chloramines do not form as quickly as compared to a swimming pool without a borate agent, not only that but borate makes your water more reflective, so when the sun's rays hit the pool your water will really sparkle.
SOFTER & LESS IRRITATING WATER
Borate also contains components that help to soften the water and will help reduce dry skin and itchy eyes that are usually caused by hard water. It will also keep your skin and hair hydrated so that after swimming your skin won't feel "dried out"
LESS ALGAE GROWTH
Beyond borate being able to keep pH in its target range, borate products are also used as algaestats (meaning they prevent algae, contrary to an algaecide that kills algae) This is possible because borate limit's algae's chief nutrient, carbon dioxide.
Borates work very well in pool water to prevent corrosion especially with calcium and help to reduce the premature failure of equipment like your heater and ladders.
Overall, in conclusion, borates work and will help with water quality not only short term but also in the long run. Unlike most other pool additives, borates are permanent and do not degrade or evaporate from the water with time. So if you are interested in having an easier time maintaining your pool water, we recommend borates, in fact, we believe in the benefits of borates so much that we have a new chlorine multi-tab that contains Sodium Tetra Borate. Go ahead, visit our store today, and see for yourself all of the key advantages.