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    How Soon after Re-Plaster can you add borates

    I just had pebblesheen installed this last month. The pool was filled and start up chemicals were added on 01/10. Is there a waiting period that I need to endure before adding borates?
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    Re: How Soon after Re-Plaster can you add borates

    The best person to ask is the installer. I recommend waiting 30 days but it really depends on what your installer says. You don't want to do anything to void your warrranty.
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    Re: How Soon after Re-Plaster can you add borates

    Quote Originally Posted by rdub1982
    I just had pebblesheen installed this last month. The pool was filled and start up chemicals were added on 01/10. Is there a waiting period that I need to endure before adding borates?
    Yes. You need to wait until you have a good test kit, Borate test strips, your water is balanced, and you "know" your pool. There's no point adding another variable to the equation if you don't have to.

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    Re: How Soon after Re-Plaster can you add borates

    Richard320 makes a great point. Borates is strictly an option and should be used only after your other parameters are stable and you know how to control them.
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