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    Would this be a good sequestrant for me?

    I'm about to follow the instructions in post #1 here.

    Would this be a good sequestrant for me? It seems like a good deal.

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    Re: Ascorbic Treatment to rid Pool of metal stains

    We recommend using sequestrants based on HEDP, phosphonic acid, or phosphonic acid derivatives. That product is not based on one of those compounds.
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    Re: Ascorbic Treatment to rid Pool of metal stains

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    We recommend using sequestrants based on HEDP, phosphonic acid, or phosphonic acid derivatives. That product is not based on one of those compounds.
    Thank you for your quick response. I will order some ProTeam Metal Magic.

    I looked at the directions on the back of their container (picture on web site) and saw that it said to keep my PH level at 7.5 for best results.

    Should I still lower my PH to 7.0 or 7.2 anyway?
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    Re: Ascorbic Treatment to rid Pool of metal stains

    I recommend lowering the PH to between 7.0 and 7.2.
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    Re: Ascorbic Treatment to rid Pool of metal stains

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    I recommend lowering the PH to between 7.0 and 7.2.
    Thanks. Will do.
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    Re: Ascorbic Treatment to rid Pool of metal stains

    Quote Originally Posted by mbar
    When the stain is gone, add enough sequestering agent for the volume of your pool - more is better than not enough.
    I have everything I need to begin treatment. My question is about how much sequestering agent to use.

    The directions on the ProTeam bottle call for 1 quart/10k gallons for the initial treatment. My assumption is that is what the AA is for.

    So - should I use the recommended 'maintenance' amount of ProTeam sequestering agent at this step? (3oz/10k gallons once per week)
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    Re: Ascorbic Treatment to rid Pool of metal stains

    AA and sequestrant are two different things. You should add the startup dose of sequestrant and then continue with the maintenance dose as recommended. One you have experience with how that goes, you can try adjusting the dose downward and see how much you really need to use.
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    Re: Ascorbic Treatment to rid Pool of metal stains

    I used the higher dose. Not sure if that was correct or not?
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    Re: Ascorbic Treatment to rid Pool of metal stains

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    AA and sequestrant are two different things. You should add the startup dose of sequestrant and then continue with the maintenance dose as recommended. One you have experience with how that goes, you can try adjusting the dose downward and see how much you really need to use.
    Thanks again. I'll do it that way and report back here soon.
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    Re: Would this be a good sequestrant for me?

    plucky71, adding more is safer than adding too little.
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    Re: Would this be a good sequestrant for me?

    Your method to rid my pool of the metallic stain worked like magic! My pool liner looks like it was just installed!!

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    Re: Would this be a good sequestrant for me?

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