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Thread: Hot Start / Pressure Side / PebbleFina Help

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    Hot Start / Pressure Side / PebbleFina Help

    We just finished our pool with a Saphire Galaxy PebbleFina finish. When the pool was started up they did a "hot-start" which I understood was lowering the pH to cure and do other things to the PebbleFina. Basically it helps pull out the shell & sparkles. It has since been brought back tot he correct pH.

    However we were told we need to brush everything a couple of times a day for a week or more (which we have) but now there is a very fine layer of the "blue" dust and other very very fine particles in the pool (floor & walls). We have a pressure side cleaner and it cruises around the pool just fine, but it only gets the big stuff like leaves. The very fine powder I assume just goes through the bag and therefore it never gets picked up and just gets redistributed around the pool.

    When we used the hot-tub we had "blue" dirt on everything that touched the walls and seats. Once it is brushed out of the way, it is fine, but kinda odd. Any ideas?

    I used to have a suction side filter on my last pool and it took care of everything. Am I missing something?
    Economic downfall made me loose everything, I had had two houses one of them I lost because of a wrongful foreclosure. The other one was lucky enough to get a status of foreclosure freeze. But who cares! life just goes on. I love this forum and I am happy to be a member here.
    Nida Harpster

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    Re: Hot Start / Pressure Side / PebbleFina Help

    Didn't they do an acid wash after letting it sit overnight?

    Scott
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    Re: Hot Start / Pressure Side / PebbleFina Help

    I'm pretty sure that is what they called the "hot start". They brought the entire pool's pH down to some unspecified number for a couple of days then brought it back up.

    They told me not to swim in the water until they were done. The one time I got my hand in the water it burned a little bit, so I know it was acidic. The big difference I guess is they didn't take the water and "dust" out like a true "wash" would since the water was never replaced, just neutralized.

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGuyNJ
    Didn't they do an acid wash after letting it sit overnight?

    Scott
    Economic downfall made me loose everything, I had had two houses one of them I lost because of a wrongful foreclosure. The other one was lucky enough to get a status of foreclosure freeze. But who cares! life just goes on. I love this forum and I am happy to be a member here.
    Nida Harpster

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    Re: Hot Start / Pressure Side / PebbleFina Help

    Call PT. That doesn't sound like they followed proper procedures.

    Scott
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    Re: Hot Start / Pressure Side / PebbleFina Help

    I found this...sounds like they followed it properly:

    http://www.mmgtx.com/pool-start-up-PF.htm


    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGuyNJ
    Call PT. That doesn't sound like they followed proper procedures.

    Scott
    Economic downfall made me loose everything, I had had two houses one of them I lost because of a wrongful foreclosure. The other one was lucky enough to get a status of foreclosure freeze. But who cares! life just goes on. I love this forum and I am happy to be a member here.
    Nida Harpster

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    Re: Hot Start / Pressure Side / PebbleFina Help

    What you are experiencing is why an acid wash is needed before filling.

    Scott
    Owner of - PoolGuyNJ LLC
    Expert Pool and Spa Repairs, Renovations, and Augmentation. Helping people decide what is the right gear for meeting their needs. Expectations Set, Expectations Met, No Surprises.

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