"Magenta stuff" Given by PB to Add in New Plastered Pool Fill

Neto

Well-known member
Jun 10, 2019
201
Urbana, MD
Hello everyone!

I am in the final phases of my pool (18k gal), next week, the plaster crew will arrive and I was given two bottles of "Jack's Magic Magenta Stuff" so I can add 1 entire bottle during initial fill-up, 1/2 bottle after one week and the other 1/2 bottle after an additional week. When I asked the PM about adding conditioner (CYA) and calcium during startup he was lost, he didnt even know what CYA was so I am a little skeptical to add these.

The question is, should I?
 

NorCalX

Gold Supporter
Feb 3, 2011
248
Brentwood, CA
your PB should arrange a professional start up

my water was done filling monday evening and i have a pebble finish

pool start up guy showed up 8am tuesday

he got the pumps turned on
initial brushing of pool
added an entire bottle of sequestering agent (what your magic magenta appears to be)
added a bunch of calcium flakes

i did nothing but watch

plaster start up is critical to long term health of pool.

I'd contact PB and confirm exactly what should be happening
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
10,475
Northern NJ
The Jack's Magic Magenta Stuff is a sequestrant agent for metals and to prevent staining. It is ok to use if you suspect the fill water has metals. Your PB may know about the local water.
 

Neto

Well-known member
Jun 10, 2019
201
Urbana, MD
your PB should arrange a professional start up

my water was done filling monday evening and i have a pebble finish

pool start up guy showed up 8am tuesday

he got the pumps turned on
initial brushing of pool
added an entire bottle of sequestering agent (what your magic magenta appears to be)
added a bunch of calcium flakes

i did nothing but watch

plaster start up is critical to long term health of pool.

I'd contact PB and confirm exactly what should be happening
That sounds like an awesome PB... however that is not the case with my PB and they are a national builder (A&S).... The PM said that the pool will have enough calcium on the plaster and that I didn't need to add anything... He clearly lacks knowledge on this..... he doesn't even know what CYA is... There will be a "professional" for the startup after plaster but I dont know if he will come 1 day after or 5, with this branch there has been lots of surprises and I dont trust them.
 
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