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    Builder used too much salt...

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    So our pool with its new RIver Rok liner was 2 weeks and 2 days old when our contractor decided to dump in 550 pounds of salt. Our pool is probably 10,000 gallons. This is toooo much salt! It was in the water for approx 2 weeks until I bought some test strips and realized his mistake.

    My question.... I presume too much salt can stain the new aggregate liner. What will that look like? Our river rok liner does have areas of differing "color" but how do I differentiate the "break in" of the river rok versus areas that may be damaged by his actions?

    Any thoughts or photos would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    By the way, the pool chemistry is now correct using the TFP-100 test kit and number match the recommended guidelines established here at this board.

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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    It's OK

    Salt isn't going to hurt a vinyl liner (It's 'plastered' pools that get harmed by salt too soon )

    Does your SWCG unit show 'high salt' and refuse to generate? If not, you have no problem
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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    Never mind... sorry.
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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    Eh? River Rok seems to be categorized as a plaster/pebbletec type finish, according to maybe a half-dozen sites I peeked at. I think OP's use of "liner" might have been misleading?
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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    PaulR,

    I think you're on to something. The original poster had said:

    My question.... I presume too much salt can stain the new aggregate liner
    He specifically used the word "aggregate".
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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    I was thinking the same thing in another post he made with pics and then came here and saw he used the word *liner* and then I deleted my message because I *thought* I was wrong.

    I think it would help if the OP would clarify his signature by adding his pool surface...

    I should have went with my gut though and left my message.
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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    Sorry?

    Does the term "liner" automatically mean vinyl? My original question stated River Rok liner, i.e., river rok is an aggregate "liner". SOrry, didn't mean to confuse. It is an aggregate/plaster ... um... finish? liner? LOL.
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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    "Liner" pretty much automatically means vinyl, at least around here. What you have is a "finish" or "surface." And for pool-chemistry purposes, it counts as plaster.
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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    Aggregate innerds...

    I'm sorry but that is just funny! It will do.
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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    Heh....
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    Re: Builder used too much salt...

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulR
    "Liner" pretty much automatically means vinyl, at least around here. What you have is a "finish" or "surface." And for pool-chemistry purposes, it counts as plaster.
    --paulr
    Understood, and have always used chemistry for aggregate. I simply thought that the term "liner" meant any liner for the pool, i.e., vinyl, aggregate, etc....
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