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    Question on new construction marcite pool start-up

    I read the Pool School New Plaster pool startup instructions and am unable to find any of the mentioned sequestrant chemicals here in Central America.

    My question
    : Should I alter any of the instructions for initial startup of my new marcite pool given that I am unable to obtain the sequestrant agent? (I am assuming the process for Marcite and Plaster are the same) Thanks for any help, is hard to get good info down here.

    per this forum, my test kit is the k2006.
    Antigua, Guatemala
    12x24 in ground marcite w/ 8 heliocol solar panels

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Question on new construction marcite pool start-up

    George, welcome to TFP!!

    Being unable to find sequestrant isn't a problem as long as you don't have metals in the fill water - if you have metals (iron or copper) in the fill water you could end up with stains on your new plaster (marcite) if you don't use the sequestrant

    I truly hope that you have no metal in the fill water since you can't obtain the chem needed to sequester the metal - I'd hate to see you have a brand new stained pool

    Perhaps one of the chem gurus can tell you how to 'homebrew' some

    Congrats on the pool! and, again - welcome here!
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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