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Thread: Pool Surface of Pebtec Pool?

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    Pool Surface of Pebtec Pool?

    Hello,

    What do I select for Pool Surface on the Pool calculator for Peb Tec pool? Plaster, Vinyl or Fiber Glass?

    Also, in my Pool Builder instructions, they mentioned to add The Magenta Stuff regularly. Do I need to add this following your BBB method? If so, how often?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Pool Surface of Pebtec Pool?

    Plaster.

    I don't know about the Magenta Stuff, but you want to follow the builder's instructions exactly until the warranty period is up, so he can't weasel out of things if there's a problem. And keep a log of your test results and what you've added, in case there is a dispute. Search "pool log" or "spreadsheet" and you'll find several that people have uploaded here.
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    Re: Pool Surface of Pebtec Pool?

    PebbleTec is a plaster suface, since plaster is used to hold the pebbles in place.

    We do not recommend using The Magenta Stuff. There is some chance you will need to use a sequestrant regularly, just not that one. It is unclear if that is just a generic recommendation, or if the builder knowns you will have problems with metals.
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    Re: Pool Surface of Pebtec Pool?

    Thanks for the responses! Last time I posted a question. I was getting emails whenever someone responded. This time I didn't get any emails. My settings must have changed. So, I assumed nobody responded.

    I hope it is generic recommendation. I found a post about sequestrant. I'll read it follow any suggested instructions.
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