My pool builder is planning on plastering our pool soon. I haven't had the best experience with this PB, so I have a few questions that I'm hoping can be answered, just to double check the info he's giving me:
- I live in NJ and the average temp over the next week is going to be a high of anywhere from 85 to 93, depending on the day. My PB said that if the temp is over 85 we should fill the pool as quickly as possible with water. They're recommending that we hire a bulk water delivery service and have them start filling the pool as soon as the plaster is done (the same day), instead of slowing doing it with a garden hose. Is filling the plaster with water right away the way to go?
- He also said that if it's over 85 the day that they plaster, I should take a hose and spray the sides of the pool even now and then as it's getting filled, to keep the plaster on the walls cool. Is that okay to do that to fresh plaster? I haven't heard of doing that, as the stuff I've read always says to just fill it from the bottom up. He said that the plaster can start dripping if it's too hot.
- We've already waited a while for the pool to be completed, so I was wondering if anyone thinks we should just wait a couple of weeks longer for them to plaster, so that the temp gets lower...if I wait until mid-September we'll probably be in the upper 70's. As much as I'd like to get some swimming in the pool this year, I'd rather make sure the plaster is installed right. I'm sure the PB just wants to be done with the project and get his balance.
Not sure if this matters, but I'm getting Ansylbrite Quartz Finish plaster.
Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions!