I have been reading this forum regularly since I happened upon it about 3 weeks ago. Wish it had been sooner! What a wealth of knowledge and support!!
My story is... We just finished a remodel job on an existing 26,000 gallon pool that included new plumbing, electrical, decking, tile, coping, and mini pebble plaster. The existing Pentair WhisperFlow pump, FNS 48 DE filter, and Hayward heater were in good shape and remained a part of the system. Chlorination was by pucks but will be converting to BBB method soon.
The pool finished filling Saturday (7/7) afternoon and the pump has been circulating 24/7. The PB added unknown start up chemicals, threw in 2 floaters full of pucks, a gallon of MA, and said brush it twice per day. Then yesterday had me add 1 gallon of MA in the morning and another at night. That's all the instruction at this point. So I need some advice to ensure the plaster cures properly and the color variations fade.
Using my new TF-100 test kit the results yesterday (7/8) were:
FC - 0
CC - 0
pH - 6.8
TA - 80
CH - 120
CYA - 0
Results today (7/9) are:
FC - .5
CC - 0
pH - 7.2
TA - 60
CH - 150
CYA - 0
When I brush there is still alot of dust. I run the system off main drains while brushing and then for an hour afterwards. The color variation is what I would call splotchy especially in the deep end where the wall and floor curve together.
1) Is the chemistry ok?
2) What levels should I target?
2) Aside from brushing what else can I do to help the surface look more uniform?
I will try to post pics soon. Just focused on making sure it looks good for a long time right now.
Thank you in advance for your responses and insight... I really appreciate it!