I recently ran my skimmer intake hose outside to help raise my pH since it is located in the basement. It helped a bit and I also realized that my auto top-off water couldn't be helping my less than 8.3 pH situation. I have been topping off with < 7 pH water with little or no buffers in it. I have a SpectraPure RO/DI system and know my water is pretty "clean". I have since got my top off water >8 pH and was wondering if you guys do the same? I have read many articles stating that salt co's expect their salt to be mixed with "regular" water and not stripped water like most of us use. Should I not worry about it and get a life?