Ok, our Stonescape is done and the pool is filling. Yippee!! Its a milestone...the money pit is filling.
Ok, the startup folks the Stonescape plaster recommended is $850 to do the startup. SHEESH...thats a lot of $$$$.
I have had my own pool before. Is there anything else that I need to do for the startup to try and save on the $850?? My understanding is that its an acid startup with a PH of 6 and a sequestering agent to bind any metals from staining and lots of brushing. I need the exercise. Balance the pool and add normal startup chemicals like Cyanuric Acid.
Am I missing anything? Do I need a Chealating agent.
The manufacturer suggests Jacks magic but Leslies pools says its high in phosphoric acid which will create phosphates that I will just have to get rid of later assuming I don't get an algae bloom....so he suggested a different pink sequestering agent.