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    Start up duties after new plaster and fill.

    Just planning out the month. How much daily attention is needed after plaster and filling? We are on vacation for a week later this month and I have to travel out of state for work another week during the month, not sure if being gone for a week after it's filled is a good idea? Isn't daily brushing, etc required? What's the process?

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    Re: Start up duties after new plaster and fill.

    Hmmmm

    I'm not sure if stonescape is the finish where they wet grind the surface to polish it. I don't think you'd need to do a lot of brushing after the fill if it is. Which isn't terribly helpful, but it will give this post a so maybe someone who knows will see it.
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    Re: Start up duties after new plaster and fill.

    All I have is our standard link for starting up plaster:

    Pool School - Start-up New Plaster

    Talk to your PB as he is the one that holds the warranty card so HE is the one to tell you what to do.

    IF you do need daily brushing do you have any teens that might want to earn some money around your area?

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    Re: Start up duties after new plaster and fill.

    Most pebble type finishes are acid washed the day after it is installed and then filled. My PB said that no brushing was required at all during my start up. Managing your PH to keep it between 7.5 and 7.8 is probably most important and second is to maintain your FC above minimum for your CYA so you don't get algae and need to SLAM in the first month.

    Some PBs also cover the first week or two of start up.
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    Re: Start up duties after new plaster and fill.

    Who is doing the plaster and is the startup part of their process?
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    Re: Start up duties after new plaster and fill.

    I will check with the PB,
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