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    Question on sequestering agents

    I'm having to use Jacks metal magic for copper removal. My question is where does the sequestered metals go? Do they stay in the filter until backwashed? Do they ever leave ?
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    Re: Question on sequestering agents

    It stays in the water, it is just 'deactivated' so it cannot stain or cause other problems. This is why maintenance doses of sequesterant need to be added on a regular basis, to keep the metal 'deactivated'/

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    Re: Question on sequestering agents

    Dang...so I need to buy stock in Jack's then? How often will I have to add Jack's to keep it deactivated?

    Will the copper get lower each time I have to replace water from backwashing, splashing,or when it rains?
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    Re: Question on sequestering agents

    Copper levels will go down slowly over time as you backwash, splash out, and otherwise replace water.

    You typically have to add a small additional dose of sequestrant once a week, though some people can go longer than that.
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