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    What is the purpose of brushing the pool 3 times a day....

    after the inital start up of a new build?
    21,200 gal IG gunite, CL 580 sqft Cartridge filter, aqua pure salt system, polaris 480-blue&white, Jandy PDA Remote, (4) Jandy Deck Jets

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    Brushiing helps remove the stuff that comes out of the plaster finish as it continues to cure. Brushing is important in ANY pool, not just new plaster, and is somethng that I bet NONE of us really do often enough. It helps keep your pool clean and mixes the water in case there are any 'dead spots' where the circulation is not as good. Even though it's a lot of work don't slack on the brushing with new plaster! It will ensure that your plater finish looks great once it's cured.

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    I'm in the same stage. My PB said we should do the brushing 2x a day for at least 2 days prior to turning the heater on-to prevent the stuff from caking on the heater.
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    Brushing is very important for a plaster pool if you want a smooth surface. If you don't get the dust off the surface, it can harden and you will have a sandpaper finish. I brushed my 3 times a day and now it is very smooth.
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    How long are you supposed to keep up with the brushing?
    Carolyn

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    I believe it was about ten days to two weeks.
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