Hi everyone, I'm just getting started with my new concrete pool. After a horrible experience with my pool builder (his payment terms left little incentive to finish the job), I finally have a plastered pool that is full of water. It was plastered on Friday (using 3M quartz finish) and filled on Saturday morning. It's now Monday night and nothing has been done since because my PB hasn't provided us with any equipment or sent the service company over to start the equipment. The service company is scheduled to come tomorrow morning. I'm sure we can get the chemistry in line, but my concern is with the plaster. I've read so many things about how important it is to start brushing the plaster right away, I'm looking for some input on what the impact of not brushing at all in the first three days might be. From what I've felt with my hand, the quartz finish seems a little more abrasive than we expected and I'm wondering if that will get smoother with brushing. Is not brushing right away going to make that any more difficult? I'm not panicking at this point and even though it's frustrating that we picked such a lousy PB who does no project management, I think it will probably be OK. I would just like to hear that from someone who actually knows something and doesn't have a vested interest.
One other item to note is that we filled 10-20% of the pool with our well and the rest with a service. The metals in my water and the chlorine in theirs left us with a nice shade of green water. I don't think this is a big deal, but wanted to include it in the information to be complete. I can't provide any chemistry readings because I don't have any, yet.
Thanks and I'm sure you'll be hearing more from me in the coming months.