Borates help stabilize pH
The borate product provides a corrosion and scale inhibitor that is gentler on pool equipment, especially in the case of salt chlorine generators.
Borates help prevent algae, reducing chlorine usage
Borates starve algae by limiting the supply of its main nutrient, carbon dioxide. Because Borate usage stop algae blooms, sanitizer consumption is greatly reduced. Using less sanitizer means a reduction in halogen byproducts.
Borates make sparkling and soft water
With borate usage the water will remain clear for a long period since chloramine (combined chlorine) does not form quickly compared to a pool without a borate agent. Borates contain components to help soften hard water causing dry skin.