The Benefits of Borates

The phrase “20 Mule Team Borax” probably conjures up images of laundry detergent booster and commercials on “Death Valley Days” if you’re old enough to remember that show. What does Death Valley have to do with swimming pools? Well, that same borate that was hauled out of the desert is very useful for your pool as well. I recently tried adding it to my pool as a buffer, and it assists in the following ways: Helps stabilize pH, controls algae, reduces chlorine usage, controls corrosion, makes the water look clearer and feel silkier. Learn more at: