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Thread: Newbie pool should be finished on replastering tomorrow. what to do

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    Newbie pool should be finished on replastering tomorrow. what to do

    I have been reading as much as I can on here and I will be doing the traditional startup method listed on the site.

    Traditional Start-up
    Your builder will normally take care of the first five steps and then turn it over to you.

    • Check all equipment and make sure it's functional.
    • Circulate the water, add sequestrant. Run pump 24 hours a day for first week.
    • Watch the filter pressure and clean the filter as soon as it rises 20% to 25% over the starting pressure and right after vacuuming. The plaster dust might clog the filter quickly so keep an eye on it and clean the filter as needed.
    • After the first 48 hours vacuum daily before brushing using a vacuum head with brushes (such as used in vinyl pools) instead of wheels to prevent marring the plaster. Clean filter after vacuuming.
    • After 72 hours add the CYA and then the chlorine SLOWLY to gradually bring it to the desired level.
    • Continue to brush, vacuum, test water balance, and clean the filter for one to two weeks, or 3 days after you see no plaster dust coming off when you brush.


    In trying to understand all the ins and outs of this procedue, I ran across something that does not make sense to me. My question is why can I not use my Dolphin cleaner for the first 3 weeks? I would think this is better than vacuumin, as I would think the Dolphin would be a better choice to clean than me who is new to this trying to vacuum it.

    Also as I mentioned I am new at this and trying to understand what is the most important things to pay attention, I know there is alot but if you were brand new to this, what would be the primary things to watch for/etc....

    Thanks again for any and all help.

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    Re: Newbie pool should be finished on replastering tomorrow. what to do

    A lot of the robots have hard wheels and I believe that precaution is to keep your robot from marking the surface of your still-curing plaster.
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    Re: Newbie pool should be finished on replastering tomorrow. what to do

    Thanks! I am brushing it several times a day and not really noticing the water getting cloudy, as I was told it will get cloudy as the plaster dust brushes off...

    They told me if I continue brushing it several times a day, I will be able to use it faster than their timeframe of 2 weeks... Its June and beautiful here in CA, and my sons bday is the 15th and planning on a party on the 18th!! I'm hoping its good to go a little before then... Any thoughts?

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