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    New Pool Build in Southern California

    Hello all...I have been reading this forum now for a few weeks, ever since we signed a contract with Blue Fountain Pools. They have been doing great work, just poor communication on when they will be out and what not. So far they have gotten the hole dug, steel in, plumbing and underground all done and signed off along with all pool equipment installed. now seems as all we need to do is get the pre-cast copping instlaled with the tile and stacked stone. But I have a few questions...
    1. We want to do a darker plaster (medium grey) but have heard horror stories about it discoloring in a few years. Is this because they had bad water chemistry or is it just going to happen with a non white plaster?
    2. The plaster guys want an extra $600 to use grey instead of white...seems very expensive for a few bags of color dye. Or is there actually a huge cost for the extra color?
    3. I have read that you can not swim in the new pool for anywhere between 7-30 days after the plaster is completed...what is the actual amount of time before we can swim?
    4. I will be maintaining my own pool so I will be on here a lot with questions...(more of a statement, but oh well)

    thanks guys and look forward to the new forum
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    Re: New Pool Build in Southern California

    Welcome to the forum. I'm curious where you read that you can't use the pool for 7 days or more, as long as there is water you can swim.
    18' x 38' 20,500 gallon vinyl IGP, 3.5 - 7' depth, Pentair FNS Plus DE filter,
    2hp Whisperflo high performance pump, 1.1hp boost-rite pump for the cleaner,
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    Re: New Pool Build in Southern California

    You will need accurate numbers for your chemicals, most people here use the tf-100 test kit, sold by TFTestkits.net . I also bought the K-1776 kit as I have a salt pool. A time saver is the speedstir, more accurate results and easier on the wrists. I would start reading up on information here by beginning with pool school.
    18' x 38' 20,500 gallon vinyl IGP, 3.5 - 7' depth, Pentair FNS Plus DE filter,
    2hp Whisperflo high performance pump, 1.1hp boost-rite pump for the cleaner,
    250k BTU MasterTemp heater, LetroLegend pool cleaner, Hayward TurboCell GLX-CELL-15 chlorine generator
    Speedstir, K-1776, TF-100

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    Re: New Pool Build in Southern California

    Quote Originally Posted by ernie01jt View Post
    Welcome to the forum. I'm curious where you read that you can't use the pool for 7 days or more, as long as there is water you can swim.
    The Internet...so it's got to be true

    i I guess it's because of the plaster
    Pool Build Finished 08/21/15
    17x30 IG Gunite pool/7' spa with gray plaster filled with city water
    Pentair VS 3 hp (pool guy set to run from 0600-1400)
    Pentair 420
    Pentair 400k heater

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    Re: New Pool Build in Southern California

    anyone else have any info on this?
    Pool Build Finished 08/21/15
    17x30 IG Gunite pool/7' spa with gray plaster filled with city water
    Pentair VS 3 hp (pool guy set to run from 0600-1400)
    Pentair 420
    Pentair 400k heater

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    Re: New Pool Build in Southern California

    Pool Build Finished 08/21/15
    17x30 IG Gunite pool/7' spa with gray plaster filled with city water
    Pentair VS 3 hp (pool guy set to run from 0600-1400)
    Pentair 420
    Pentair 400k heater

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    Re: New Pool Build in Southern California

    quick update...tile and coping went in Friday.

    decking will start tomorrow

    getting ready for landscaping nowAttachment 41669
    Pool Build Finished 08/21/15
    17x30 IG Gunite pool/7' spa with gray plaster filled with city water
    Pentair VS 3 hp (pool guy set to run from 0600-1400)
    Pentair 420
    Pentair 400k heater

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    Re: New Pool Build in Southern California

    plumbing getting finished now and deck getting poured Monday

    shooting for plaster and water next thursday if all goes well (fingers crossed)
    Pool Build Finished 08/21/15
    17x30 IG Gunite pool/7' spa with gray plaster filled with city water
    Pentair VS 3 hp (pool guy set to run from 0600-1400)
    Pentair 420
    Pentair 400k heater

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    Re: New Pool Build in Southern California

    Start-up Cards - National Plasterers Council

    Not to confuse you with different start-up procedures, but here is one from the National Plasterers Council along with some other information that might be helpful.

    Have you looked into the Pebble Tec, Pebble Sheen and Pebble Fina pool finishes? They might be of interest to you. They likely cost more than a plaster finish but they are supposed to last longer.
    ----Chris----
    25k IG/Spa Figure 8, 18x36, Pebble Sheen Blue Granite, Sta-Rite S8M150 Cartridge Filter, Pentair 460805 400k BTU Heater & 011018 IntelliFlo VarSpd
    Liquidator, Fafco Solar Heat, Polaris PB460 Booster Pump w/280 cleaner, Katchaleaf Cover, TF100 Test Kit, FAKE MAIN DRAIN

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    Re: New Pool Build in Southern California

    Rich,

    Do you mind sharing how much Blue Fountain quoted for your pool? We're seriously considering them for our pool build and our specs are very similar to yours: 15x28 rectangle with 7x6 spa.

    Tom

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