Okay, today is day #5 of my new pool startup, pebblesheen finish, 18k gallons.
Water temp 63 deg
First 3 days, I had to add quite a bit of acid, maybe about 1.25 pints/day to keep pH down below 7.8
Last 2 days, I've added around 3.5 lbs of CYA, I haven't had to add muriatic acid to keep pH down. I've been brushing pool 2x/day. Pool sweep has been active and sweeping up loose pebbles. Water is crystal clear.
Q: CH seems low, but this is supposed to rise over the next few weeks, right? So I shouldn't go out and add CaCl at this point in time? How long does it take before CH stabilized after new pebble finish?
Q: Should I worry about the TA already being up to 120? I never added any baking soda, it seems to have come up on its own. Should I start aerating now to try and get my TA down, expecting it to go up as the pebble cures?
Q: Is it okay to run the pool sweep? The PB originally programmed it to run, but now I've read that it could damage to finish early on... 5-6 days already, and I don't see any evidence of any pebblesheen damage... in fact, it looks fabulous
Q: PB said to brush pool 2-3X day, but reading materials from the plaster co. it says, brushing should be "limited" for pebble finish. I don't really see any dust coming up when I brush any longer, it kind of went away after the first 2 days. Should I still brush? and if so, how frequently?
Q: I've been planning on waiting 30 days prior to adding salt for the SWG. Is this about right?