I had my new gunite pool's plaster done last Friday. I had a bulk water delivery the same day, so I did had it filled with water fairly quickly. The PB provided Magenta Stuff for us to put in the water until Monday, as that's when they did the startup. The bulk water company added the Magenta Stuff on Friday. Since the startup on Monday, I've been brushing it twice daily. When I'm looking at the plaster, I feel like it looks l like it has a good amount of swirls in it. The plaster is SunStone Select Quartz. Is it normal for new plaster to look like it has swirls? I wasn't sure if that indicates something is wrong, or if that's part of the curing process, or if that's normal (regardless of curing).
I tried to take pics of the plaster, but they weren't coming out good, as the water was moving around too much at that time. Here's one of the pics (not sure if you can see the plaster clearly...I can retake some pics if that helps):
Normally the water won't have so much dirt at the surface - I took the pic right after the lawn around the pool was mowed.
Also - I'm not really seeing a lot of plaster dust at all. Some here and there, but nothing too noticeable. Is that okay?
I've been following the PB's recommended daily maintenance. The PB includes a couple weeks of checking in with me and testing the water, just to make sure it gets off to a good start. This morning I used the testing strip the PB gave me and it showed no FC, and a acidity of 9.0. I then added chlorine and acid. The test kit they provided didn't measure hardness, but they left me a message saying that they stopped by and the hardness was way too low (around 80...they're saying I should be at least around 200). The PB is going to be bringing stuff tomorrow to raise the hardness.
I already bought a TF-100 kit. I was just thinking to use that once the PB gets everything at a good level...so that when I take over I can use the testing stuff I bought.
Thanks in advance for any insight regarding the plaster swirling and the lack of much dust.