Hi, folks! Clueless first time pool builder/owner, here. Plastered (pebble sheen) last Saturday. Acid washed and started filling Monday - done on Wednesday. Came home today (Friday) and I could hear water running into the sewer tie in. Called the builder - they've been working on startup. Apparently they didn't get the valve closed completely after backwashing and ran about an inch of water down the drain. Sigh... So, the supervisor (not the tech) stopped by to fix the problem. He turned some valves, put copious amount of DE in the skimmer basket and washed it down. Unfortunately he put it into the wrong skimmer (or turned the value to the wrong skimmer, or both) and the cleaning system blew DE all over the pool. The entire pool even 4 hours later is ridiculously cloudy and/or covered in white sediment - the spa got the worst of it. Literally every flat surface is totally covered in white dust to the point you can't even see the plaster.
I feel like I am fighting a losing battle with the brushing - It is so cloudy/murky the second I start brushing the white sediment off the steps, etc. that I can't even see the 3rd step much less the bottom of the pool. And after brushing the top of the 12" step in the spa I can't see ANYTHING. Tried brushing blindly but keep hitting the return I guess on the bottom and getting the brush hopelessly stuck.
Is this sediment going to hurt the plaster? How do we get it out of the pool? Builder is planning to send the tech out Monday. Kids and I were hoping to swim on Sunday. Do we have to put a kabosh on the swim plans now and wait for them to clean it up on Monday?
Hot, and ready to swim in Texas.