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    How long till borates?

    How long do I need to wait after mini pebble till I can add the borates to the water? Also, should I wait to bring my CH up? It is only 130.
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    Re: How long till borates?

    Check with the PB first on everything to make sure you do what they want to stay under warranty. Here is an article from Pool School - Start-up New Plaster. Raise the CH to 250 right away.

    Borates should wait until you have your water balanced and under control. Especially TA and PH. More here, Borates - Why and How
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    Re: How long till borates?

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Check with the PB first on everything to make sure you do what they want to stay under warranty. Here is an article from Pool School - Start-up New Plaster. Raise the CH to 250 right away.

    Borates should wait until you have your water balanced and under control. Especially TA and PH. More here, Borates - Why and How
    ^^^^^ ^^^^^

    Definitely wait until after the plaster is started up (would be nice if your builder did the bicarbonate startup process) and you have a few months worth of water testing under your belt. I'd even suggest waiting a full a year With your new plaster and all that aeration from the various water features, you're going to spend a lot of time testing the water and learning what your pool needs. You don't want to needlessly complicate the chemistry.
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