Pool finished filling around 9-10 yesterday morning, Sunday. pool builder has still yet to come and turn on time clock and get it running. Really annoying. I understood not coming by on Sunday, but now say they won't make it by until later today, which is pretty annoying. But we've had lots of annoyance with them.
Plastered with Wet Edge Primera Stone (Riviera Coast) and love it already (couple of leaf stains that I'm not loving, but seems they might come out, and there was one weird spot that kind of looked like a crack, but plasterer got in and checked it - it's on sun shelf - and said it did not feel like crack, felt smooth like glass, so whatever, as long as it's not going to be an issue, whatever, doesn't look too weird).
Brushed the pool twice yesterday and that was all I did yesterday. Brushed and did first tests this morning, and here were my results:
pH - >8.2
Calcium hardness - 375
Total alkalinity - 220
Wet Edge start up instructions say to also test for metals, but I have the TF-100 test kit and there does not appear to be a test for metals (and in my cursory search, that does not appear to be included in any of the popular kits). So my plan is to take it to a pool store at lunch and have it tested for that.
So my understanding is that our calcium hardness is in the OK range, but the pH and total alkalinity are fairly high. Is this correct? But I'm assuming probably nothing to worry about too much, since it's just been filled and nothing is running yet?
As I was out there this morning, guy from plastering company came by and added two bottles of Regent Metals Out, which I understand is a sequestering agent. He had said that he was going to add acid and the sequestering agent, but after he left I realized he only added the sequestering agent, and we were texting about it and he said that he did not acid because it was already high in acid.
He said he knew this from what I told him, but I'm wondering if we had a miscommunication? From those test results, would you know that acid was high? Seems to me we might need to add some acid to bring pH down? Or maybe won't be necessary after things get going?
Anyway, first pool so I'm just trying to make sure I'm doing everything correctly. Any thoughts, comments, suggestions, etc. much appreciated. Thanks!
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